posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by Vandettas
Good thing you apologized ahead of time.
According to David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior,
As part of its ongoing effort to study a variety of potential impacts of U.S. energy production, USGS scientists have been investigating the
recent increase in the number of magnitude 3 and greater earthquakes in the midcontinent of the United States. Beginning in 2001, the average number
of earthquakes occurring per year of magnitude 3 or greater increased significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century
And he goes on to say,
Department of the Interior (Source)
And, of course, we know that the Earth’s crust is pervasively fractured at depth by faults. These faults can
sustain high stresses without slipping because natural "tectonic" stress and the weight of the overlying rock pushes the opposing sides of the fault
together, increasing the frictional resistance to fault slip. The injected wastewater in deep wells can counteract the frictional forces on faults,
More often than not it can be helpful to look into a source to confirm it before disagreeing with claims made in a thread.