Now for those who have not read my recent Rant about my first Earthquake Experience, (Warning Graphic Content, Explicit Language) I want to note it
was the scariest thing to happen to me in my adult life. Then I decided to brush up on some history regarding Oklahoma and Earthquakes, and what I
learned is even scarier than the Earthquake experience.
Apparently, Oklahoma has either an average of 50 Earthquakes a year. OR depending on the source about 22 total in the last 120 years LEADING up to
2009. By the data I could find from reliable sources like the USGS or Oklahoma Geological Survey I'm inclined to believe the first is correct with an
average of 50 a year. Then in 2009 and 2010 alone, we experienced a huge increase with the number of Earthquakes increasing to 1047 in 2010 alone.
USGS data map for last 7 days
Checking some of these Earthquakes out individually, I noticed that a lot of the last couple of days events all had locations that seemed close
(looking at long & lat numbers)
So I did a little more checking and found out that apparently the a lot of the Earthquakes this year are centered directly by a new FRACKING (or
Injection pump) site here in OK called Eola Field. Reportedly there are 51 Fracking sites in OK but I am still attempting to locate them.
When I googled Eola Field, I found this, OGS-Finding on link between Fracking &
So being really uneducated in the expertise of Earthquakes, and my entire knowledge of Fracking coming from one documentary, I want to know what
others think about the increase.
And more importantly put the increase in perspective. WHY WASN'T I WARNED ABOUT THE INCREASE???
If food related deaths increased by 2000%, there would be mass panic. (and alot of weight loss as we refused to eat)
Or what about car wrecks, if they increased 2000% no one would be able to drive anywhere...
Or weather related, what if 100 degree days increased by 2000%?? Yes, I know there is not that many days in a year BUT its the point that we would be
doing something about it...
But all anyone in the field has to say about Earthquakes increasing in drastic numbers until today is
Ok Geo. Survey on the increase
"this temporary increase is under investigation"
And i had to search hard to find that statement. So any info or thoughts or theory's would be greatly appreciated.
2008 Earthquake Map
2010 Earthquake Map
edit on 7-11-2011 by MRSeuphoric1 because: Clarification
edit on 7-11-2011 by MRSeuphoric1 because: advised by peer that i
should give a warning about Rant Post. Even though it is properly titled.