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Originally posted by TXTriker
reply to post by crazydaisy
The dirt in northwestern Texas is red. I grew up in OK east of Lubbock and we used to get really huge, red dust storms.
The key evidence for large earthquakes that occurred in the past are sand blows that formed when under¬ground sand and water erupted to the surface as a result of violent shaking. Numerous large sand blows over a wide area were created by strong ground shaking during the 1811-12 earthquakes. Similarly large, widespread, and abundant prehistoric sand blows were produced over the same area during ground shaking from previous clusters of large earthquakes around A.D. 1450, A.D. 900, and 2350 B.C. The sizes and areal distribution of the prehistoric sand blows indicate that the older earthquakes were similar in location and magnitude to the 1811-12 shocks.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by crazydaisy
Oh ya, Georgia Red Clay is another topic entirely. People seem to be emotionally attached to the soil where they are from. I wonder why that is?
Originally posted by Robin Marks
I've given the volcano aspect lots of thought. I only came to ATS two years ago because of the Yellowstone thread. I've driven the folks that read that thread fits. I'm always wondering if there's a volcanic vent down there ready to erupt.
But I can't find enough evidence to support even my own ideas. I do know a bit about sulfur springs. I used to live near Niagara Falls. I used to drive a road called Sulfur Springs Road. I've even dug in a swamp to find the source of the spring on our property. The sulfer comes from shale. It's organic sulfur. The shale is in New York State. It's the type of shale that the fracking frackers are looking for.
The diamonds. This one had me intrigued. The diamonds are mostly likely formed very long ago. And there is a volcanic history in the area. But it's ancient. In fact, I stumble when I try to discount the old rift. The faulting in the area is explained by geologist as a rift that stopped suddenly before breaking apart the crust. Trust me. I even have an idea why it stopped. And I have a possible volcanic scenario, but it's a real stretch. Volcanic forces are at the heart of the issue. But, and I think, that the volcanic activity is long over.
It may be volcanic. If a volcano was coming back to life, there would be some unavoidable signs. Like ground deformation. A big rise of the ground. No one's yet found some GPS stuff. So there's no proof either way. Along with deformation, there may be cracks forming. I know there's one way up in Michigan. So I'm not saying it aint' connected, but it's a stretch again. So in the end it may be a giant rift ready to rip open the continent. But at the moment I'm see no strong evidence.
Let's say it is a volcano. Or a rift. Should they be fracking? Should they be injecting?
So the answer is that it's crazy to keep drilling and injecting. I know crazy when I see it. And drilling in Arkansas is insanity.
Mr. Ausbrooks and his colleagues were in Fort Smith to present their data to the staid men of the commission, who were considering an extension of the one-month moratorium on new disposal wells in about 600 square miles around Guy (the seven existing wells in the area remain active, though the gas companies are required to submit regular operational reports).
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by PamelaBritton2U
That's good to know. Has the average size remained the same as well?