posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:48 PM
reply to post by prophetboy12
Well, when you take something out of the earth...it leaves a hole right? Well if you take enough of it out you create a spot within the crust that
will fill itself with something else to take the place of what was removed. Like fracking for instance. They pump water down a hole to loosen the
shale and suck out natural gas......only 35% or so of the water returns to the surface....so that leaves a considerable space where the crust has to
re-shift weight in the sense that the further toward the center of the earth you go the stronger the gravity and pressure.
This re-shift can cause quakes due to the amount of mass that needs to be redistributed....so yes this could cause problems if its done to much in any
given area. Where they drill is just as important as how deep they drill. Deep water Horizon is a prime example.....these clowns bored a hole 5 miles
down at the base of the New Madrid seismic plate in the gulf. That coupled with the fact that at that depth there's a tremendous amount of pressure
due to gravity.......Im surprised the ole miss didn't get a real shaker from that...and in actuality it is my belief that its still leaking into the
waters of the gulf....I mean they sealed a well right? They didn't seal all of them!
But Im getting off topic, in short yes, the earth can only spit out its guts for so long before we start seeing it spit out kidneys. The magma
displacement around the crustal sections that are hollowed out so to speak push back to the surface creating slip and then quakes even if localized to
one small area of effect.
That and we have no idea whats below us, and if that drill is off by a foot....you could easily open up a chasm just sitting there under the surface
full of magma to make things worse. Any kind of disturbance no matter how small affects tectonic weight.
edit on 12-4-2012 by BooKrackers because: just to add
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