posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by PuterMan
I absolutely agree that there have been other periods where there were spikes of greater activity. And that's my point. This is an ongoing swarm
which I thought was about to stop after a lull. Maybe you could give us a total accumlated energy release for the entire year. It would add up to a
significant release of energy. This energy is loading up the stresses on other fault networks. I am not looking at today's events without trying to
understand the entire picture.
I am fully aware that the swarm could stop suddenly. And this period may be the last gasp of an ancient fault coming unglued. Or this may be the
begining of a sequence of events which sets of another major faultline.
Even if there isn't another quake. This long lasting swarm will have consequences and will cause another area to readjust to this new dynamic.
And for those that have read my previous writings, you will be aware that I have water on the brain. We cannot rule out the groundwater. Nor the moon.
(I won't get into that now, and it reminds me...) The area has recieved lots and lots of precipitation. The aquifers are charged and the area will be
saturated when there is a major thaw. The ground is sandy. Water+sand+shaking=liquidification.
Puterman, could you put up the map with the epicenter .96km from the fracking pad. And maybe even include a close up shot of the fracking activity
captured on the satelite image.
If you believe I'm being alarmist, just ask kennylee if he thinks so. Not long ago I was not ready to suggest there was something bigger brewing. I
downplayed my concerns. And even wrote that I thought the four quakes back in 1811/1812 were probably not as big as some geologists believe.
But I don't think it will be just one quake. It will be a series of quakes.