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"this temporary increase is under investigation"
Originally posted by MRSeuphoric1
I did a little more checking and found out that apparently nearly ALL Earthquakes in the last 48 hours are centered directly by a new FRACKING (or Injection pump) site here in OK called Eola Field.
Originally posted by Sek82
Whenever those stupid "lets frack, it's the answer to our energy needs" commercials (that I see frequently on stations like CNN), I literally curse at the TV and or walk out of the room.
As far as there being a correlation between fracking and this recent earthquake goes, well here are a few random thoughts:
A year is but a fleeting moment to Earth, and the data we have on earthquake history in the US is very limited, only going back to the 1800s, so when one occurs in an area not normally known for them, it surprises us. Take the August 24th quake in the Virginia area as an example.
I've done no research on fracking itself, so can't comment either way on it specifically. From what I've heard I'd say it doesn't seem like something that wouldn't be without some sort of risk...
Some might say earthquakes can't be created by man, that is true... But that doesn't mean man can't do things to set the stage for them to occur.
Good luck and hope the ground stays relatively motionless where you're at. By the way I hear Japan had an increase of over 9000% this year.