No duh! Humans can cause earthquakes

by TXsharon on October 11, 2011

in earthquakes

So let’s stop pretending.

Q. Can human actions cause earthquakes?

“Agents triggering the earthquakes often refuse to admit responsibility and make it difficult to obtain the data that could prove it.”

Arkansas has had a couple or more earthquakes everyday for the past week and there was one in Oklahoma yesterday. All in areas with lots of drilling.

UPDATE: His argument breaks down a bit when he says, “Even a small stress increase can cause a fault to fail,” then says, “Dr. Seeber said that the process [fracking] was not likely to set off earthquakes.” …incongruent much?

The British Geological Society has confirmed that fracking does cause earthquakes.

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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.

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FrackingCrazy October 12, 2011 at 2:47 am

And God said, “I will give them Earthquakes and maybe they will learn…”

Nah, let’s go frack some more!!

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