Skip to comments.Many Scientists Now Believe Humans Are Causing Some Earthquakes [Anti-fracking hysteria]
Posted on 02/28/2013 11:27:04 AM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Earthquakes are part of living in California.
But Randy Paige, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says Mother Nature might not be solely to blame for the Earths shaking.
Many scientists are concerned with fracking the use of hydraulics to get gas and oil out of the ground and suggest the practice might be responsible for increased seismic activity.
We call this induced seismicity, says US Geological Survey Seismologist Lucy Jones.
She says earthquakes can be triggered when waste water, used in the hydraulic process is disposed of by injecting the water deep into the Earth.
The process, she believes, touched off a 5.6 magnitude quake in Oklahoma, a 5.0 in Colorado, 1 4.8 in Wyoming and a 4.0 in January of last year.
Its very clear cut that disposing of waste fluids at depth can and does set off earthquakes, Jones said.
Paige asks Jones what the process of fracking would mean to California. Simple, says Jones. Our hypothesis would be that we could set off earthquakes.
She also believes that the quakes set off in California would be more severe our faults are larger and deeper.
Oil industry spokesperson Dave Quast says waste water from fracking has been done in California for decades with no known quakes triggered by the process.
He believes it is because less water has to be used here to produce oil. In the east in a hydraulic fracturing operation there might be five million or more gallons of water used. Here in California, it might be a small percentage of that. It might be closer to 115 or 120,000 gallons of water, Quast said.
Oil industry watchdog Judy Dugan is dubious. We cant depend on the word of oil companies.
Jessica Black and her newborn live directly behind an oil field in Ventura County. State documents show her area was at the center of a fracking operation.
Thats very scary, Black said. I think we definitely, we need to know more.
Jones agrees the long term impact on fracking in California is not known. So we have proposed a study and we have a team of people who have been put together, said Jones.
“Its very clear cut that disposing of waste fluids at depth can and does set off earthquakes, Jones said.”
Let’s see...and your scientific proof of that would be???
Have to agree!
Injection of fluids at depth has been a well-established cause of small earthquakes for decades.
It took me all of 10 seconds to search Google Scholar and find over 19,000 scientific papers going back to the 1970s discussing human-induced seismicity from fluid injection wells.
Have you ever read an actual scientific paper in your entire life? If not, why are you posting on this thread?
I was struck by the coincidence and was commenting on it. I wasn’t saying they were one in the same.
“It took me all of 10 seconds to search Google Scholar and find over 19,000 scientific papers going back to the 1970s discussing human-induced seismicity from fluid injection wells.”
It took me all of 5 seconds to search Google Scholar and find over 900 scientific papers going back many years discussing the rogue planet, Nibiru, sometimes referred to as Planet X. This proves that Niburu exists and will cause a massive calamity on Earth, putting an end to human civilization.
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