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The Mahoning Valley’s latest earthquake — a magnitude 2.1 early Friday — wasn’t significant enough to shake many area homes, but it was apparently big enough to rattle state Rep. Robert F. Hagan all the way in New York.
Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, upon hearing the news, fired off a tweet calling for the state to halt all oil-and-gas drilling activities.
“What does [the Ohio Department of Natural Resources] know about earthquakes?” he typed, referencing the state agency’s stance that brine injection wells do not cause earthquakes. “[Youngstown] quake? Moratorium now!”
Hagan on Monday backed up that statement and told The Vindicator there’s no coincidence between an injection well and eight Valley earthquakes in eight months — the first quakes known to epicenter in the area.
“Injection wells have been around for some time,” Hagan said. “On the other hand, earthquakes have not.”
ODNR has said there is no evidence linking injection wells to earthquakes, but that hasn’t stopped it from requiring Youngstown-based D&L Energy, which operates a 9,000-foot deep well on Ohio Works Drive, to test and possibly plug the bottom 250 feet of that well to “alleviate any perceived [earthquake] accusations.”
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by muzzy
You have been downgraded Sir! I have on sale a mag 6.0 earthquake of the coast of New Zealand that has been reduced to Mag 5.8 for a quick sale. Only one previous owner.
USGS pages for downgraded quake
edit on 30/11/2011 by PuterMan because: To correct grammar wot I dun wrong.
LAT/LONG: -44.4892 173.06825
UTC: 2011/11/29 10:7:9
NZDT: 2011/11/29 23:7:9
MAG: 2.616 ML
LOCATION: o/s S of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula 7581
Reported as Felt: No
Energy Released: 0.127 tonnes of TNT
LAT/LONG: -43.5887 179.45909
UTC: 2011/11/30 3:0:35
NZDT: 2011/11/30 16:0:35
MAG: 4.386 ML
LOCATION: o/s, Chatham Rise, E of the South Island
Reported as Felt: No
Energy Released: 57.202 tonnes of TNT
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by muzzy
Yup, you can definitely buy them cheaper at USGS.
Not quite sure what data you were looking for and unfortunately my new system does not save the original data other than what is in the database up to 7 days. Because this changed after 7 days my database still says Mag 6.0 - often this is how I tell it changed after 7 days. This image is the Mag 6+ for November fro USGS, EMSC and GeoNet. No data change after 7 days from the event is changed. Curiously EMSC did not have this one?
I can across this when reading the instructions about ANSS. I don't know why i was reading them, I have used it so many times I should not need to, but the value of Gap in the output interested me anyways.....
Geographic Names Information System Query Form For The United States And Its Territories
2,216,670 features in the GNIS
Of course it is only for US and territories, but at the present rate that should cover the whole world fairly soon
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by murkraz
That is the display from my own program. It refreshes every 5 minutes and the standard version (free) has USGS / EMSC / Geonet.
Learn more here: qvsdata.wordpress.com...
edit on 1/12/2011 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Friday, December 02, 2011 at 06:57:43 UTC
Friday, December 02, 2011 at 01:57:43 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
10 km (6.2 miles)
PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION
38 km (23 miles) W of David, Panama
45 km (27 miles) ESE of Golfito, Costa Rica
112 km (69 miles) SSW of Bocas del Toro, Panama
362 km (224 miles) W of PANAMA CITY, Panama
TextMagnitude mb 5.9 Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA Date time 2011-12-02 05:19:28.0 UTC Location 0.14 N ; 120.54 E Depth 80 km Distances 139 km NE Palu (pop 282,431 ; local time 13:19:28.0 2011-12-02) 54 km SW Baolan (pop 44,088 ; local time 13:19:28.0 2011-12-02)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (OTCBB: EFIR) announced today they have received confirmation from Success Oil and their contracting sources that the fracing procedures for the first of their two West Texas oil wells will immediately begin this weekend.
The first procedure slated to begin on Sunday December 4th will start with the Crawar #2 well on the J.B. Tubb lease. The fracing process will penetrate the lower clearfork reservoir from the well which has a geological composite of dolomite. Dolomite is a very hard and course material which must be frac'd in order to extract commercial quantities of hydrocarbons and natural gas. Because the Crawar #2 well has never been frac'd, the company anticipates excellent results from the implementation of this procedure.
Fracing (pronounced FRACK-ing) is a term for a fracturing process which is a method of stimulating oil production by opening new flow channels in the formation surrounding a production well. Under extremely high hydraulic pressure frac fluids, in this case 100,000 gallons of water and 1,000 gallons of 15% hydrochloric acid, will be pumped downward through production tubing or drill pipe and forced out below a packer or between two packers. The pressure causes cracks to open in the formation, and the fluid penetrates the formation through the cracks. 100,000 pounds of 16/30 grade sand and 20,000 pounds of 16/30 Hexion SiberProp curable resin coated sand grains (propping agents) will be carried in suspension by the fluid into the cracks. When the pressure is released at the surface, the fracturing fluid will return to the well and leave behind the propping agents which will hold open the formation cracks and theoretically help to increase oil and natural gas production. Normally an increase in production will be noticeable within the first 30 days of the fracing procedure.
As previously announced, EGPI Firecreek, Inc. recently completed a traditional oil industry based debt financing arrangement amongst the partners in order to raise close to $500,000. These monies have been slated specifically for the fracing of two oil and gas wells which the company believes will benefit the most from increases of oil and gas production.
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,450 people had been evacuated from their homes in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by 11 a.m. Friday after the area was hit by a moderate earthquake Thursday night, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement.
About 11,300 people were affected by the 5.2-magnitude earthquake centered in the county of Shache in Kashi prefecture, which is about 1,666 km southwest of Xinjiang's capital city of Urumqi.
Nearly 290 houses collapsed while another 1,966 were damaged in the quake. So far, no casualties have been reported.
Most of the affected are residents from the counties of Shache, Zepu and Yuepuhu.
Tents and other relief materials have been transported to the quake-hit region, according to the ministry.
Editor: Zhang Xiang
Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of an imminent volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has seen in almost a century.
"There have been more than 500 tremors in and around the caldera of Katla just in the last month, which suggests the motion of magma. And that certainly suggests an eruption may be imminent."
Magnitude 5.3 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011 December 02 20:55:27 UTC
Versión en Español
* Scientific & Technical
* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
* Friday, December 02, 2011 at 20:55:27 UTC
* Saturday, December 03, 2011 at 05:55:27 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 35.267°N, 140.179°E
Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 53 km (32 miles) ESE of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan
60 km (37 miles) SE of TOKYO, Japan
121 km (75 miles) E of Numazu, Honshu, Japan
124 km (77 miles) SSW of Mito, Honshu, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles)
Parameters NST=293, Nph=295, Dmin=228.2 km, Rmss=0.77 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
* Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000716d
Magnitude ML 3.9
Date time 2011-12-03 00:32:23.3 UTC
Location 45.66 N ; 26.37 E
Depth 170 km
Distances 59 km E Brasov (pop 276,088 ; local time 02:32:23.3 2011-12-03)
27 km SE Covasna (pop 10,979 ; local time 02:32:23.3 2011-12-03)
14 km SE Comandau (pop 1,034 ; local time 02:32:23.3 2011-12-03)
F-E Region: Ethiopia
Time: 2011-12-03 02:14:44.9 UTC
Epicenter: 36.74°E 4.42°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: A - automatic
Reference Number 3620927
Universal Time December 3 2011 at 6:19
NZ Daylight Time Saturday, December 3 2011 at 7:19 pm
Latitude, Longitude 41.35°S, 174.29°E]
Focal Depth 60 km
Richter magnitude 5.7
30 km east of Picton
30 km north-east of Blenheim
40 km west of Wellington
If USGS come up with a 4.8, thats it, I'm deleting them from my favourites!
mb = 5.3 ( 17) ML = 4.9 ( 40) mblg = 0.0 ( 0) md = 5.0 ( 1) MS = 0.0 ( 0)
no doubt USGS will be lower,
GFZ = 5.2mb
USGS 2011-12-03T06:19:07.000Z,-41.55190,174.61710,5.3000,59.1000,Cook Strait. New Zealand
EMSC 2011-12-03T06:19:08.000Z,-41.48520,174.46540,5.2000,52.0000,COOK STRAIT NEW ZEALAND
GNET 2011-12-03T06:19:10.410Z,-41.36345,174.31468,5.6570,55.6907,Endeavour Inlet
TextMagnitude 5.6 Date-Time Saturday, December 03, 2011 at 09:27:11 UTC Saturday, December 03, 2011 at 05:27:11 AM at epicenter Location 17.940°N, 59.829°W Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles) Region EAST OF BARBUDA, LEEWARD ISLANDS Distances 212 km (132 miles) E (83°) from Codrington, Barbuda 213 km (133 miles) E (81°) from Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda 220 km (137 miles) ENE (64°) from Willikies, Saint Philip, Antigua & Barbuda 231 km (143 miles) ENE (67°) from SAINT JOHN'S, Antigua 539 km (335 miles) N (358°) from BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles) Parameters NST=314, Nph=331, Dmin=209.3 km, Rmss=0.82 sec, Gp= 40°, M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9