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A rash of earthquakes affecting two small American cities in the past week have baffled geologists - though locals are blaming gas companies.
The north-central Arkansas cities of Greenbrier and Guy have been affected by more than 30 earthquakes since Sunday ranging in magnitude from 1.8 to 3.8.
Geologists are still trying to discover the exact cause of the recent seismic activity but have identified two possibilities.
Guy Police Chief Dave Martini said they continue to blame the gas companies for the quakes: 'We have a disposal well here just outside of the city.
People are suspecting that to be causing it, even though there isn't any proof of that.'
Martini said the earthquakes started increasing in frequency over the past week and that the disposal well has seen an increase in use recently.
Drillers free up the gas by using hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' — injecting pressurized water to create fractures deep in the ground.
Mr Ausbrooks said geologists don't believe the production wells are the problem, but rather the injection wells that are used to dispose of 'frack' water when it can no longer be re-used. The wastewater is pressurized and injected into the ground.
He said: 'We see no correlation between natural gas production wells and earthquakes, but we haven't ruled out injection wells.
The recent Arkansas earthquakes, reportedly at least 700 of them, have been highly concentrated in an area between Greenbrier and Guy Arkansas, and do not appear to be part of the New Madrid Zone activity, based on simple observations of past earthquake activity and their locations. But, like I said, that’s based simply on observations of past quake activity.
Originally posted by 9Cib27
Here's everyone smoking gun right here.
The MainStream Media lies to you daily, everyone on ATS know that. If they're blaming these Earthquakes on gas drilling... I would be very, very worried.
Do you think 20 SEPERATE psychics predicted a Huge earthquake and flooding on the United States and produced the SAME maps? Or do you think the Government was trying to give you some sort of bone? go fetch