posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 01:31 AM
reply to post by loam
I have a feeling they are also fracking in the Latrobe Valley, although there isn't supposed to be any. The recen spout of earthquakes throughout the
region makes me very weary of what politicians like Ted Ballieu are saying that it isn't going on.
I have said it before and I'll say it again.. The eastern 3rd of the australian continent is in a current and active stage of mountain building.
Fracking in such zones is asking for trouble. Most recent trmors in Latrobe have been at 0.0 depth. They started with the big one a few months ago at
10km depth and have been getting shallower ever since.
I am feeling uneasy about what might be going on under the eastern 3rd of our country, as specially in regions that are in fact in an active "mountain
building phase", rising around 2cm per year.
Recent quakes in the Latrobe Valley, which started some months ago with a 5.4 at 10km depth have been getting shallower ever since. The last few "at
around 2.4 on the scale", have been at 0.0 depth. There have been 100's of small aftershocks from the big one, but have been progressively
The faults in this area are stress-trust faults (as magma pushes upward in a location with more brittle formations that don't easily bend), it
fractures and cracks spread out in all directions. To me, this indicates that as the magma pushing upward to form mountains in this region, the
bedrock has started to fall away underneath (bit by bit as it is heated and pushed on), into the pocket (could be why the trmors while still small,
are getting shallower).
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