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originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: MRuss
I've lived here all my life, and it just seems to be getting worse. I never had felt an earthquake in my life until the last six years... we had a couple tiny things back in 2009 and 2010. Then came the 5.6 magnitude quake, and it's been building up in frequency ever since.
The 4.7 magnitude is supposedly the strongest since 2011. I wouldn't be surprised if we beat that 5.6 quake at this rate.
One week, we had a swarm near us - tiny jolts that would happen sometimes multiple times an hour. I think we counted over 140 in the span of a week. It's moved off since then, thankfully, but...
I fear it isn't wastewater injection. That, at least, we could stop. I am more worried that it's older faults.
Once long ago, ice towered across North America; the sheer mass of it caused parts of the continental plate itself to sink. Fortunately, plates are somewhat elastic... and it's been rebounding in some areas ever since.
I wonder at times what the rearrangement of vast quantities of mass might do to old faults - consider the melting of Greenland. What effects might that mass have on the continents when it's moved?
originally posted by: darkstar57
Seems to me that you should be able to locate the epicenter of a quake courtesy USGS, drive there, and spot a powerful pump injecting water and other things underground. or recently. has anyone tried this empirical approach, and reported it???????