Dear Readers, you guys are so smart! Look at the comment from jadedANDcynical about the Oklahoma earthquakes. It’s the calculations jaded did on the depth that gave me a “could have had a V-8” moment. And then the other part about how smaller quakes can trigger bigger quakes. Anyway, fascinating stuff.
So here’s what’s been shaking in Oklahoma the past couple of days:
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2.6M Event Page
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As I’ve said over and over and over, of course fracking can cause earthquakes. It’s common sense. I’m just glad mine is no longer the lone voice.
Fracking and Quaking: They’re Linked
And scientists, the military, and frackers themselves have known it for years.
At the centre of man-made seismic activity lies brute force used by the shale gas industry. It routinely employs hydraulic fracturing, a technology that sends highly-pressurized blasts of sand, chemicals and millions of gallons of water into deep rocks.
In fact, the industry actually induces small and controlled “micro seismic” events to release methane stubbornly trapped in rock as dense as concrete.
So, who is going to pay for the foundation damage on homes and all the associated damage that goes along with the quakes?
Oh, and here is today’s Arkansas quake:
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