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Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
reply to post by Chakotay
Been doing some cross reading in the earthquakes in Arkansas thread. Could fracking and/or earthquate activity have caused these Beta spikes? It would be important to know and look for evidence of this being the cause. This would potentially make these dangerous releases man-made. We would need to know if fracking is taking place around these monitors that show the abnormal Beta spikes. Compare the fracking locations to any earthquake activity on or around these dates.
Going to quote a thread leader there. ATS has been able to provide evidence that fracking can cause earthquakes and may have resulted in the Arkansas swarm. If fracking is causing these quakes, could it not be the cause of these dangerous beta spikes as well. Thanks in advance for the continued discussion. Much appreciated.
Originally posted by Robin Marks
I hope I'm wrong as well. My best evidence is the quakes themselves and this new report I found. I'll repost my conclusion from the QuakeWatch thread here. And the report. And the most recent list with 700 earthquakes over the last many months.
"From the report I just posted regarding mid-continental earthquakes.
"Now, new research from the University of Missouri suggests that inner-continental quakes such as China's may abide by a different set of rules than those that occur along plate boundaries."
This means the New Madrid Zone and Yellowstone and the surrounding mountains and fault act by their own rules and aren't like those occuring in California.
From the report,
"Along plate boundaries, small and moderate earthquakes that rupture along a particular fault lead to a build-up of stress along that same fault line, but mid-continent faults are connected to each other in a complex network, and a large earthquake along one fault will instead put pressure on a different fault."
This means that it's unlikely that the New Madrid will rupture in the same area. The larger quakes will migrate. So why is this important. It means that there is a connection between quakes in one area affecting the fault system of another at a much greater distance than geologists think. They believe that most activity is very local and contained with a particular fault. This means that earthquakes around these areas may be connected and this interaction is not understood. So. Earthquakes outside of Yellowstone have a relationship and can be putting stresses on the faults above the magma chamber. This means the earthquake in Arkansas my be destablizing a larger fault. Possibly under Memphis.
So if the Arkansas quakes are caused by fracking, this means the activity could have far reaching consequences. The deep well injection disposal is a known cause of earthquakes and there is injection in Arkansas. So fracking may be directly responsible for causing the next big quake in the Mississippi River area.
Remember that the New Madrid earthquake was not one quake. There were four. First starting in Arkansas and then migrate to the northeast. Coincidently, the trend of earthquakes near Guy, Arkansas, runs in the same direction. From the southwest up to the northeast.
So fracking is not a good idea.
Originally posted by SusanFrey
reply to post by Robin Marks
I don't tolerate extreme cold very well. That was an emotional experience for you and I for one am very glad you survived it. You are a survivor too and a lot stronger than you realize. Keep the faith in yourself and never give up.
Originally posted by HadEnough
reply to post by SusanFrey
Well I've been praying for everyone and I will keep at it too. You need to take care of yourself.. I'd offer some relaxing suggestions, but we all know that you won't take them. Like Robin says, you're a warrior. At the least though, you could sip some chamomile or peppermint tea at night or something along those lines.
Originally posted by ur44lois
reply to post by SusanFrey
I was just watching local news and they said the Black river will crest early in the morning. The Illinois river over here by Siloam Springs has already crested at 26 or 28 something, anyway the weather guy said there is nothing in history that ever shows it that high...I'm really curious how long it will take these to affect the larger ones like the Mississippi. At least no news of finding any more bodies locally today. My husbands plane touches down at 11pm and I'm hesitant about driving to XNA even though I know the flooding that was on the highways leading to it has subsided. oh crud does this mean I am turning into a paranoid schizophrenic? Wonders if you can get that diagnoses after 50. LOL