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Post by Lurker on Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:49 pm

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) issued a press release yesterday indicating that the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck Prague, Oklahoma in 2011 was unintentionally human-induced.
The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
Injection wells are considered by some to be the most environmentally sound method of disposing of waste-water — which is a byproduct of both hydrofracking and conventional oil production — because they use the earth itself to both filter and contain the pollution.
The decade-long explosion of energy-producing facilities in the central United States has, according to a recent article in the journal Geology, led to an 11-fold increase in the number of earthquakes occurring in areas that are typically tectonically calm, including Arkansas, Texas, Ohio, and Colorado in the past four years alone.
The 5.7 magnitude quake in Prague followed an injection of waste-water approximately 650 feet away from the Wilzetta fault zone, a complex fault system about 124 miles in length. All three earthquakes exhibited a slip-strike motion, and did so at three different locations, indicating that three separate areas of the fault zone were activated.



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/07/u-s-geological-survey-confirms-human-activity-caused-5-7-quake-in-oklahoma/

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:53 pm

OK, it was me.

I was in town and bumped in to a couple of hotties - one thing led to another...

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:10 pm

I fracking knew it! Interestingly enough, two of fracking's biggest boosters have filed a lawsuit to keep a fracking operation away from their ritzy neighborhood. Because it's OK for poor people to live near constant racket:

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/27/former_oil_exec_calls_exxon_ceo_out_on_his_hypocritical_anti_fracking_lawsuit/

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Post by scrat on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:06 pm

The most worrying development in all of this, is that it's coming our way, America is a massive land mass and earthquakes followed by sink holes and ground water that can be ignited seem to be acceptable means of earning a quick buck.

Here in Blighty there's not enough space for this,,,,,,,,
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:13 pm

I vote it goes in David Cameron's back yard.

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Post by scrat on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:48 pm

Sassy wrote:I vote it goes in David Cameron's back yard.
I do not want to see it here at all, but I guess it's coming our way.

I think they'll be growing concern regarding this matter, and gathering civil unrest.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:58 pm

scrat wrote:
Sassy wrote:I vote it goes in David Cameron's back yard.
I do not want to see it here at all, but I guess it's coming our way.

I think they'll be growing concern regarding this matter, and gathering civil unrest.

I don't want to see it here either, it's madness. If that is what is does in a large area, what the hell is it going to do in iddy biddy England. We know it caused to earthquakes in the Blackpool area, and they hadn't been doing it very long.

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Post by scrat on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Sassy wrote:
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I do not want to see it here at all, but I guess it's coming our way.

I think they'll be growing concern regarding this matter, and gathering civil unrest.

I don't want to see it here either, it's madness.   If that is what is does in a large area, what the hell is it going to do in iddy biddy England.   We know it caused to earthquakes in the Blackpool area, and they hadn't been doing it very long.
Earthquakes and bog fires in Wales then Newbury and "swampy" come to mind, hopefully the younger generations will take up the batten and take this all the way.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:06 pm

scrat wrote:
Sassy wrote:

I don't want to see it here either, it's madness.   If that is what is does in a large area, what the hell is it going to do in iddy biddy England.   We know it caused to earthquakes in the Blackpool area, and they hadn't been doing it very long.
Earthquakes and bog fires in Wales then Newbury and "swampy" come to mind, hopefully the younger generations will take up the batten and take this all the way.

I really hope so, wish i had the strength to go with 'em.

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Post by eddie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:32 pm

Hydrofracking????

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:40 pm

Fracking forces water through the ground to push out the pockets of shale gas. Fracking uses huge amounts of water that are can end up contaminating our water supply. Unlike the US, we don't have hundreds of miles between sites and sources of water.

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Post by eddie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:48 pm

Sassy wrote:Fracking forces water through the ground to push out the pockets of shale gas.   Fracking uses huge amounts of water that are can end up contaminating our water supply.    Unlike the US, we don't have hundreds of miles between sites and sources of water.


Hmmmm. Glad I don't drink tap water.  No 

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:50 pm

Know what you mean! I'm for bed now. Eyes closing lol.

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Post by eddie on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
eddie wrote:

Hmmmm. Glad I don't drink tap water.  No 

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I trust you do drink some water, sometimes..
HOW can you guarantee how pure your water is ?

DO you have your own mountain stream ?
DO you have rainwater tanks at least 5kms from any farms, factories or highways ?
DO you carry a water purifier with you wherever you go !

IF you answer no, than you are deluding yourself about your water supply..  drunken 

HOW can anyone be guaranteed of where any "bottled" water supplies have truly come from ?  You are only trusting to the "honesty" of the seller, their agents, and the multinational corporation that is supplying that water to them ~ at anywhere from 500 to 10,000 times the price of that water coming out of the tap...

DO you people even know the name of the one well-known multinational corporation that is the world's #1 supplier of "bottled" water ??   Even though it's behind dozens of famous and ordinary brand names, many of which you lot will possibly still think of as being "independent" brands.    tongue

Yes. Nestlé.

I don't drink tap water because it tastes shite.  Razz 

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