reply to post by TrueAmerican
No need to apologize. I know you're just trying to seek the truth. But, in truth, I believe you are wrong.
On Friday morning it was announced that they were going to stop the injections. I doubted I would see an immediate change in the nature of the quakes.
Because there would be some sort of shut down procedure.
I'm not supersiticious. Even when I was a teenager I would try and get the number 13 for my jersey. I don't believe in luck exactly. And I think
there is a rational answer for everything, including the supernatural.
Well, that changed a bit after Friday. I became convinced that if I said the swarm was calming and almost over, something big would occur, and I would
be forced to eat my words. It's been obvious there is a difference. The quakes are not as intense. There has been no 3+ magnitude quakes. The last
cluster of larger ones was not dramatic.
Susan, and others near Greenbrier have had two nights without any major shaking. Susan is still feeling the ground move. I have no doubt. There will
still be a few more quakes around 2+ yet to come. And the ground is still rolling. This is from the injection. And the precipitation that has made the
It's as if the area is like a bath tub. If you drop the soap into a full tub, the waves it produces will bounce off the sides and keep travelling
back and forth through the other waves. There are still small tremors to create the waves. The conditions of the soil and the fault still troubles me.
I won't elborate.
There is a major difference in siemic activity. I've been watching the activity every day for the last few months and I think I finally see an end in
sight for this particular swarm spike. I think, and I'm knocking on wood, that this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the injection wells were
causing the swarm.
If the swarm continues to ease and the earthquakes stop. This will be proof. Hard, hard, scientific proof that injection causes earthquakes. I still
think the fracking will in time show that it too is a trigger for quakes, but at the moment I have no science on my side. But really, the injection is
part of the process in some operations, so how can you split the oily hair. Just days before the annouced shut down, and after the geologists said it
could take 6 months to determine if the injection was causing quakes, I was disheartened and wrote a manic tirade.
It was called. Just stop. The word stop just kept running through my head. Stop the injection and watch. It was so simple. Just stop and if the quakes
stop immediately, you got a winner. The obvious solution was to stop and then observe the effect. Well, they finally did just that. And look! The
quakes are stopping.
Now I've said this aloud. Well, you get it. I don't want anymore quakes and I'm afraid I just jinxed the deal by making this proclaimation. In my
mind at least, it's obvious. And it's obvious by Susan being able to sleep through the night without her house shaking. Yes, it's rolling. But
things are rattling and falling off the shelves.
I could be wrong. Let's wait and see, and hope.
Holding my breath.