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5 things the media isn’t telling you about human activity and earthquakes

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Shortly before midnight Mountain Time on August 23, the largest earthquake in Colorado in more than a century, with a magnitude of 5.3, sent tremors as far away as Kansas. Some twelve hours later, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Northern Virginia sent shock waves as far away as Toronto. The local damage in each event did not appear extensive, though structural effects, on bridges, tunnels, nuclear power plants and more are yet to be determined.

Through the afternoon and evening of August 23rd, the national media uncovered the big story of the East Coast quake: where their colleagues posted in New York or Washington were and what they thought when they felt a bump, sway, rumble or funny feeling. But with no national correspondents already on site, the Colorado quake was left to the locals. But both quakes were profound, rippling with far-reaching lessons about our outdated and unsafe energy practices that we ignore at great peril.


Summation of the list for the lazy people.



1. Human activity can cause earthquakes.

2. Seismic activity has been linked to the injection of waste water from the unconventional production of natural gas using hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking).

3. The petroleum industry is resistant to taking into account scientific and historical data.

4. Nuclear plants which lie on fault lines intensify the risks of earthquakes.

5. Industry often seeks to keep information and historical data private.


Anyone that pays any attention to what corporations or government is doing to the land we call home is bound to know most of these, but, it is a good list to share.

Fracking...is the dumbest thing we still do. We are toying with making the land we live on unstable and are just playing with putting less or more pressure in places where this doesn't happen naturally.

I do not think the petroleum industry gives a crap about anything but profits. I do not think it ever will, it is too powerful and we depend on it too much. Not by choice though, they suppress everything that can rival them and tell us it is the only way...

The fact that any nuclear power plants are built anywhere near fault lines is a testament to our stupidity. What kind of idiot engineers did we have planning these things to be on the most unstable land?

It is sooo sad how dumb we have become. We know the risks of nuclear plants on fault lines but nothing will be done until we have a fukushima in America, then we will hear 'ohh, we could have never predicted a quake could happen on a fault line'. Or 'we never thought a quake this big could happen here'. And nothing will be done now because of cost. It's all about money. But yet how much is wasted each year on the wars? You think rather than 'bringing peace' to another country we should worry about ourselves first.

When the world has become irradiated and people are dying, do you think we will realize then, this is all wrong? Or even at that point will we be too proud to admit we were wrong?

Any thoughts?

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Any thoughts?


I am tired of high energy costs.

Seriously though we need new methods of power generation. S&F



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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They are out there, they have just been bought by the rich and hidden away. They cannot handle losing power or money so they keep us with the dirty expensive power.

If the same amount of subsidy money went into any other energy source as much as it has in oil, then that source would be well ahead of what we could imagine.

It sucks that people can be so greedy, they can punish mankind because they need that much power and the ability to buy anything they wish.

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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4. Nuclear plants which lie on fault lines intensify the risks of earthquakes.



The fact that any nuclear power plants are built anywhere near fault lines is a testament to our stupidity. What kind of idiot engineers did we have planning these things to be on the most unstable land?

What effect would a Nuclear power plant have on the sub strata exactly? the"idiot engineers" that plan these facilities no doubt take this in to consideration,what evidence do you have that a nuclear facility built on a fault line has ever triggered a quake?



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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:31 AM
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I'm not even touching this thread. I'll let the other experts have a go at it


Good Luck!



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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