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Flash2001
3rd Sep 2016, 15:02
One of the few good things that will come of this is that it will give the linguistically challenged morons who present the TV news the opportunity to use the word epicenter correctly.

After an excellent landing etc...

sitigeltfel
3rd Sep 2016, 16:41
One of the few good things that will come of this is that it will give the linguistically challenged morons who present the TV news the opportunity to use the word epicenter correctly.

Epicentre! ;)

bnt
3rd Sep 2016, 18:02
According to the USGS (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/induced/myths.php), fracking itself is probably not the culprit in these earthquakes. Instead, they say that it's more likely to be pressurised waste water disposal in deep wells, which may or may not be tapped-out fracking wells. They also describe "Enhanced Oil Recovery" in which waste water is forced in to oil-bearing shale at one point to push oil towards an exit well.

If you suggest that the major increase in earthquake activity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%9316_Oklahoma_earthquake_swarms) in Oklahoma since 2009 is linked to drilling-related activities, you can expect someone to say "correlation is not causation", so I'll go ahead and say it: correlation is not causation. But: correlation can support a hypothesis, and these activities and effects are so strongly correlated that the hypothesis is looking more and more like a theory. As in "the theory of gravity". :8

Flash2001
3rd Sep 2016, 18:24
Writing for US audience!

After an excellent landing etc...

vapilot2004
3rd Sep 2016, 18:45
OKLAHOMA CITY - A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to North Texas on Saturday, and likely will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field waste water deep underground.

An increase in magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma has been linked to underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. State regulators have asked producers to reduce wastewater disposal volumes in earthquake-prone regions of the state.



What the frack is going on in Okie-ville?

SASless
3rd Sep 2016, 20:32
Nothing to get excited about....same level of activity back in the 1950's BEFORE Fracking.

Also...South Carolina (with no Fracking or Oil Well Drilling) is showing Seismic Activity on par with that of Oklahoma.


Geologist: History shows Oklahoma earthquakes not new phenomenon | News OK (http://newsok.com/article/4983503)

Lonewolf_50
3rd Sep 2016, 22:49
SASless, the earthquakes are caused by global warming. :E

Sue VÍtements
3rd Sep 2016, 23:39
We have Earthquakes in Dallas too, but it's ok, it CAN'T be because of fracking because Southern Methodist University Seismology Department said so

(hint: they're not exactly the experts in this fields)

SASless
4th Sep 2016, 00:56
I heard through the Grapevine that Chuks got a leg over that night just about the time the Quake was reported.:oh:

Mr Optimistic
4th Sep 2016, 08:33
Still not an excuse for poor spelling.

onetrack
4th Sep 2016, 10:21
Any hope that Washington DC - or the entire Trump Electoral Rally contingent - will vanish into a huge earthquake-caused rupture in the earth, in the near future?? I'd support fracking 100%, if it was virtually certain to happen. :)