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Originally posted by amarenell
reply to post by Red Cloak
Another nine minutes and fifty seconds of my life I can never retrieve. Not to mention the 45 seconds it took me to post this. Really that is the best prognostication attempt this person can do. Really? It felt more like a poor attempt to ramp up people's interest in the movie.
Sorry if this is all completely off topic.
Susan and Kathy I hope your evening is peaceful and you can get some true rest. Living with a constant gnawing worry can slowly eat you up inside. My only advice is to make contigency plans for everything. It is the only way you can gain a semblance of control back in your life.
Originally posted by Robin Marks
I understand why many people don't think the injection was causing the quakes. And frankly I don't care. They have a right to their opinion, whether it's right or wrong. Most of them don't understand the subject. Most them them don't even understand what happens under the ground during an earthquake. They only hear what they get from the media, and don't investigate.
Just before the movie Supervolcano, they did a poll and asked people what they knew about Yellostone.
"Results from a telephone survey conducted for Discovery Channel by Harris Interactive® reveal that only 22% of adults in America are aware of the term “supervolcano.” Supervolcano is a term used to describe a volcano containing a large caldera able to produce an exceedingly large, catastrophic explosive eruption, in some cases over 100 times bigger than the anything experienced by humanity over historic time. In scientific terms, a supervolcano implies a volcanic eruption of a magnitude of 8 on the Volcano Explosivity Index, meaning that more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of magma are erupted. When told that Yellowstone National Park, home of “Old Faithful,” is one of the few known examples of a supervolcano, 64 percent of adults surveyed said that they were unaware of that fact."
So when you have the majority unaware of scientfic facts, of course you're going to get ignorant answers when you ask for an opinion.
Hell, I was ignorant about fracking until relatively recently. People are overwhelmed with messages. They done studies that found that when given too many choices, shoppers have a difficult time making a decision.
The public needs to be educated. That's the thrust of this thread. Many Arkansans are unware of the extent and scope of the drilling. And remember the gas boys bring the jobs. If you remember the BP oil spill, many people that lived in the region did not want drilling to stop. People got to put food on the table. I understand this and don't want to disrespect average folks. Hell, I'm one. I don't even have a car. And live modestly.
Unfortunately, it taks a crisis to make this apparent and bring the issues to light. It takes and emergency meeting to halt the injections. I even don't think the oil guys are evil. Close. But the are just greedy and immoral. And shortsighted and , well, you get the idea. They're sleezy. Not demons. They're criminal negligent. What they are doing is a crime. They are laying waste to the landscape and the enviroment. They are poisoning the water and affecting human health. It's a shame this didn't the headlines scream crisis, or emergency. That took mother nature pushing back against the insult and harm we've unleashed upon her land and creatures.
I started this thread for one reason only. I knew there was going to be a large swarm and I fear for the people of the region. I knew there was going to be a swarm and I knew the cause of the earthquakes. I feared a bigger disaster. The two injection wells causing the earthquakes have been halted. This was a worthy cause, and the good guys scored a victory. I know the war is not over. I know the scope. I understand the problem.
I've been watching the webicorder. I'm not saying nothing at all.
"It was like the science didn't matter," study author Carla Greathouse said in an interview. "The industry was going to get what it wanted, and we were not supposed to stand in the way."
In interviews, several agency scientists and consultants, declining to be named for fear of reprisals, said the study was narrowed after pressure by the industry and allies in Congress, as well as budget and time constraints.
Although a signiﬁcant number of earthquakes inside the ﬁeld are due to geothermal-related activity, the recent events are the largest ones observed inside the Coso geothermal field. Therefore, a connection between the nearby events and the earthquake swarms inside the ﬁeld can be expected
Earthquakes in one cluster align along an injection well, well 1, and are thought to be caused by fluid flow (Fig. 8).A second population forms a subhorizontal cluster that might be located along a structural feature such as a fault; however, it does not have any surface expression on geologic maps (e.g., Whitmarsh, 1998).
The second sequence was initiated by two earthquakes with M 3.1 and 2.7, located at the junction of the fault and well 2. Compared to the first sequence, the number of aftershocks in this sequence is significantly fewer ( 17), and they have larger magnitudes ranging between M0.1 to 0.6.
The Coso Range earthquake of 1998 caused stress loading inside the geothermal field. Some of the largest earthquakes inside the geothermal field occurred within months of this event, although the events cannot be clearly related without further corroborative data, e.g., well logs.
Originally posted by Shenon
Don´t know if i should ask something like that...but what happens with all those Wells and the contaminated Water in and around Arkansas if the New Madrid Pops