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USGS: Recent Earthquakes 'Almost Certainly Manmade'

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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Hi ATS.

I did a search and was surprised this title hasn't been published yet...


A U.S. Geological Survey research team has linked oil and natural gas drilling operations to a series of recent earthquakes from Alabama to the Northern Rockies. The researchers say the spike in earthquakes since 2001 near oil and gas extraction operations is “almost certainly man-made.” The research team cites underground injection of drilling wastewater as a possible cause.


Get the scoop here.

Can I just offer a video to articulate why I think this is important? Thanks in advance...





posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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A link to the original study was posted here by eric/robin, though was not made in to a thread of it's own.

Anyone who's been following the Arkansas earthquake thread would be well aware of man made causation of earthquakes.

I almost made a thread about it after reading eric's post, but figured it's inclusion in Quakewatch 2012 was sufficient exposure.

S&F for the effort.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Drill baby drill!

I mean... Shake baby shake!

uh....



Don't worry, there's so much oil out there, they must have been lying to us that it's hard to get.

... ... ...

At least there aren't developing nations that are planning on doubling their oil consumption.


And the IEA projects that Chinese oil consumption will more than double from 7.7 million barrels per day in 2008 to 16.3 million barrels per day by 2030.
*

ooooh.


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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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I apologize for the video in the opening post and realize how vague of a message that sends.

Here's another exerpt;


The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that between 1991 and 2000, oil and gas companies drilled 245,000 wells in the U.S. compared to 405,000 wells between 2001 and 2010 – a 65 percent increase. As an example of how much more fracking fluid is used, New York state’s review of oil and natural gas drilling regulations in 1988 assumed that companies would use between 20,000 and 80,000 gallons of fluid for hydraulic fracturing per well. The state’s 2011 review of regulations for natural gas drilling in shale formations assumed that companies would use 2.4 million to 7.8 million gallons of fluid per well – a 100-fold increase.


Have another video!





Years after the war between the Children of Water and the Children of Fire, Oceanus, a god of the sea, presents Prince Sirius with the eye of Algarock, thereby putting him in charge of those that dwell under the waves. But when Sirius encounters a beautiful Fire Child named Malta (the daughter of the Queen of Fire), he is lost in love and defies the law that states that Children of Water and Children of Fire must forever remain separate to prevent war from breaking out once more. Sirius and Malta struggle to be together while running into obstacles and suffering great losses along the way. But in the end, are the echoes of history too loud to overcome, or can the two lovers be united and bring peace to the land? Written by Bones729


I hope this helps
edit on (4/5/1212 by loveguy because: I knew I couldn't multi-task




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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This is all crap and political anyways... just a way for the democrats to try and keep america from drilling or finding our own fuel source... just like the global warming scare.... I believe the globe is warming due to man but the so call scientist lied to make it seem worse. Just like this they are using it to change public opinion.

TOTAL DOG POOP and it needs to be scooped and wrapped in a tightly spun bag and tossed away



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Well we heard it from the horses mouth itself now

So, they 'admit' the GA one was made by 'dynamite' explosion...(unless they later retract it, like they've done on other quakes)...

Where else and how was it 'manmade'... and how are they sure about the manmade reason/event stated?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by loveguy
Hi ATS.

I did a search and was surprised this title hasn't been published yet...


A U.S. Geological Survey research team has linked oil and natural gas drilling operations to a series of recent earthquakes from Alabama to the Northern Rockies. The researchers say the spike in earthquakes since 2001 near oil and gas extraction operations is “almost certainly man-made.” The research team cites underground injection of drilling wastewater as a possible cause.




I know this may be a bit picky of me, but the link cites the SSA (Seismological Society of America) send out a U.S. Geological survey research team. The USGS ((The U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior) is a different organization.
That being said, the information shown seems pretty significant. I hope further research is done and shared with those doing the fracking and drilling.
Thanks for posting this information!

reply to post by jadedANDcynical
Thanks for those links!
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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S&F So glad you posted this thread. I have tried for some time to convince some friends of mine on this issue to no avail. I had not seen the new information and now I can present it to them. They may again not agree but that's on them. You can lead a horse to water........



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Here is the data linked to in your site. It has a bit more convincing information.




www2.seismosoc.org... ending&-sortfield=PresTimeSort&-sortorder=ascending&-op=gt&PresStatus=0&-lop=and&-token.1=ShowSession&-token.2=ShowHeading&-recid=224&-format=%2Fmeeti ngs%2F2012%2Fabstracts%2Fsessionabstractdetail.html&-lay=MtgList&-find

2012 Session: The M5.8 Central Virginia and the M5.6 Oklahoma Earthquakes of 2011

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Are Seismicity Rate Changes in the Midcontinent Natural or Manmade?
ELLSWORTH, W. L., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, ; HICKMAN, S. H., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, ; LLEONS, A. L., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, ; MCGARR, A., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, ; MICHAEL, A. J., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, ; RUBINSTEIN, J. L., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA,
A remarkable increase in the rate of M 3 and greater earthquakes is currently in progress in the US midcontinent. The average number of M >= 3 earthquakes/year increased starting in 2001, culminating in a six-fold increase over 20th century levels in 2011. Is this increase natural or manmade? To address this question, we take a regional approach to explore changes in the rate of earthquake occurrence in the midcontinent (defined here as 85° to 108° West, 25° to 50° North) using the USGS Preliminary Determination of Epicenters and National Seismic Hazard Map catalogs. These catalogs appear to be complete for M >= 3 since 1970. From 1970 through 2000, the rate of M >= 3 events averaged 21 +- 7.6/year in the entire region. This rate increased to 29 +- 3.5 from 2001 through 2008. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, 50, 87 and 134 events occurred, respectively. The modest increase that began in 2001 is due to increased seismicity in the coal bed methane field of the Raton Basin along the Colorado-New Mexico border west of Trinidad, CO. The acceleration in activity that began in 2009 appears to involve a combination of source regions of oil and gas production, including the Guy, Arkansas region, and in central and southern Oklahoma. Horton, et al. (2012) provided strong evidence linking the Guy, AK activity to deep waste water injection wells. In Oklahoma, the rate of M >= 3 events abruptly increased in 2009 from 1.2/year in the previous half-century to over 25/year. This rate increase is exclusive of the November 2011 M 5.6 earthquake and its aftershocks. A naturally-occurring rate change of this magnitude is unprecedented outside of volcanic settings or in the absence of a main shock, of which there were neither in this region. While the seismicity rate changes described here are almost certainly manmade, it remains to be determined how they are related to either changes in extraction methodologies or the rate of oil and gas production.

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Wednesday, April 18th / 3:45 PM Oral / Pacific Salon 4 & 5




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by BiggerPicture
Well we heard it from the horses mouth itself now

So, they 'admit' the GA one was made by 'dynamite' explosion...(unless they later retract it, like they've done on other quakes)...

Where else and how was it 'manmade'... and how are they sure about the manmade reason/event stated?


There were two earthquakes listed on USGS this morning where I live in Southern California, about 2 hours apart from each other, and they've both been removed now. Curious about this as well. I thought I felt one of them but I heard nothing so certainly not dynamite explosions.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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My husband and I went to visit some friends after I got off work yesterday that live off Dawsonville Hwy leaving Gainesville, GA...

We hiked down the hill from the house to the lake. They live in a neighborhood off Lake Lanier.

We weren't on the beach more than 5 minutes and we heard a loud boom. It sounded like Dynamite I stated at the time. The men also chimed in about which gun it also could have been and so on. It was a beautiful day not a cloud in the sky and no one else seemed to be around or on the lake.

I was like wow...I wonder if this is like the sounds others had been hearing....

We didn't hang out on the beach long maybe 10-15 minutes at the most and started heading back up the hill to the house. Half way up we decided to stop and take a break and that's when we heard the boom again. But this time we noticed how it sounded slightly different but still the same noise but because we were now deep in the woods we could notice the distortion I guess from all the trees and brush.

We didn't hear anymore booms after that.

It was sometime btw. 6:15pm and 6:40pm.


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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Well, I live right near a fault line. Earth tremors that can be felt and heard, are a weekly occurrence. Im sure they happen almost daily, without perception......No fracking around here tho.

Keep meddling with the underground, and the "People" who live down there may not like it...........

There may be a few surprises in the US soon...with any luck.

May explain the seemingly increased amount of "Saucer" activity lately.

"They" apparently have Saucers and Cigars??.........apparently.....




posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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What if the digging, tunelling is being done to crack the fault lines? To make an apocaliptic scenario come true so the NWO can start the control process of the masses and enact all these new laws,fema camps,martial law, separation of states. Maybe they are manmade.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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When they take out all that oil, do they leave a gaping hole. NO WONDER, we are sinking.

THE TITANIC.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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This is very interesting, considering the oil & gas activity in North Dakota & the marked lack of seismic activity there.

I am inclined to agree with the person who postulated that this "conclusion" is political.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Just popped in to IRIS to see what's shaking around the world


Here is the last three days (over 6.0)

13-APR-2012 10:10:04 16.27 -98.09 6.2 9.9 NEAR COAST OF GUERRERO, MEXICO
13-APR-2012 10:10:02 37.00 141.33 6.0 13.6 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
12-APR-2012 07:15:48 28.79 -113.14 6.9 10.3 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
12-APR-2012 07:06:01 28.84 -113.07 6.2 10.1 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
11-APR-2012 23:56:33 1.80 89.67 6.0 13.9 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
11-APR-2012 22:55:16 18.39 -102.65 6.7 65.6 MICHOACAN, MEXICO
11-APR-2012 14:08:41 1.11 92.12 6.1 17.3 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA
11-APR-2012 13:58:04 1.48 90.85 6.1 7.1 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
11-APR-2012 11:53:36 2.93 89.53 6.4 14.9 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
11-APR-2012 10:43:09 0.77 92.45 8.3 16.4 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA
11-APR-2012 09:27:56 1.28 91.73 6.0 9.8 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
11-APR-2012 08:38:38 2.35 93.07 8.6 33.0 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA

Last 30 days quakes

www.iris.edu...

No fracking there
must be Nibiru

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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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My god, fracking must stop, all the other oil bearing nations have fallen into the Abyss.Canada is gone. We must save what is left and buy clean green from China, our role model and partner to a clean green world.

Smell the fear on me?
Pulleeze People oil is not a dirty word



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by rebellender
Pulleeze People oil is not a dirty word


It is when they want to gouge me at the gas pumps



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Gas prices were $1.50 Sept 2008 sadly nobody remembers and forgets why.too bad, so sad.



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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fracking is responsible for many bad things, but i don't think EQ's are one of them. the EQ's are the result of what they have always been, plate tectonics of an ever changing planet.



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