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Scientists mystified as 20 earthquakes hit Oklahoma in one day
Daily Mail Reporter and Ap ^ | 11:50 EST, 18 February 2014

Posted on 02/18/2014 11:50:59 AM PST by BenLurkin

Residents of Oklahoma were left feeling rattled over the weekend after a strong of some 20 earthquakes as powerful as 3.5 magnitude rocked the central part of the state on Saturday alone.

Areas north of Oklahoma City felt the brunt of the temblors, which some say were accompanied by startling booms like the sound of an explosion.

The mystery earthquake wave now has residents fearing for their personal safety and the security of their property. Meanwhile, scientists have been left scratching their heads over the quakes, which are becoming more frequent each day.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; earthquakes; oklahoma; quakes; seismology
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Judging by the comments after the article -- people must believe that the New Madrid quake was caused by fracking.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 11:50:59 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, anybody seen George Bush? It’s gotta be Bush that is doing this.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 11:56:19 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ah so, Mistah Li, keep digging! We about to blake thlu with tunnel any day now!


3 posted on 02/18/2014 11:56:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Obadiah
I blame it all on Hal. I. Burton...



4 posted on 02/18/2014 12:00:58 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin

all powerful MAN...is screwing up The EARTH!.

these people have no idea of how massive and earthquake fault actually is and what little if any effect pumping ANYTHING in a small chunk of the ground would have.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 12:04:28 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin

They have no frackin idea?


6 posted on 02/18/2014 12:07:11 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

Earthquakes are certainly a manifestation of human caused climate change ...isn’t everything??? (sarcasm)


7 posted on 02/18/2014 12:09:31 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: BenLurkin

Where is Al Gore?


8 posted on 02/18/2014 12:13:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 02/18/2014 12:15:55 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: BenLurkin
A few decades ago, massive pumping of aquafilters
had been blame for earthquakes in the mid-west.

10 posted on 02/18/2014 12:17:50 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Ray76

Very well played sir.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 12:18:41 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: BenLurkin

There can’t be any earthquake unless there is already stress built up in the rock. Nothing man can do to stress continental rock.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 12:19:01 PM PST by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

I’m not surprised. I stubbed my tow, damned fracking!


13 posted on 02/18/2014 12:20:38 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: BenLurkin
Residents of Oklahoma were left feeling rattled over the weekend after a strong of some 20 earthquakes as powerful as 3.5 magnitude rocked the central part of the state...

What? Strong? Rocked? Apparently the author has never felt an earthquake. Based on the butchering of our written language, I would guess he was indeed "rattled" over what he thought were "strong" earthquakes "rocking" the state.

14 posted on 02/18/2014 12:22:39 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: BenLurkin
a strong of some 20 earthquakes...

A 'strong' of earthquakes?

Is that the past tense of 'string'??? Present participle of 'strung'???

15 posted on 02/18/2014 12:26:00 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: DManA

Oh that could never happen.

16 posted on 02/18/2014 12:30:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Ray76

He made a great Bond villain!


17 posted on 02/18/2014 12:31:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Obadiah

Or caused by global warming.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 12:32:21 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: BenLurkin

19 posted on 02/18/2014 12:35:34 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: skinkinthegrass

Did you mean to say “pumping aquifers”?


20 posted on 02/18/2014 12:36:17 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: BenLurkin
arthquakes as powerful as 3.5 magnitude

Isn't that the same as saying "barely too small to notice"?

When I lived in Alaska you could miss a 4.5 just by doing something besides sitting still.

21 posted on 02/18/2014 12:40:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Tucker39
“pumping aquifers”
precisely..thought it was a given.

22 posted on 02/18/2014 12:53:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Obadiah

You mean that crack beneath the earth is Bush’s fault?


23 posted on 02/18/2014 12:53:56 PM PST by Hootowl
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To: BenLurkin

The film 2012 must’ve been off by a coupla years, eh?


24 posted on 02/18/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by HiJinx (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, how is it a mystery?


25 posted on 02/18/2014 12:55:27 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tenacious 1

Replace ‘strong’ with ‘string’ and I suspect you’ll see what the author intended to write...


26 posted on 02/18/2014 12:56:22 PM PST by HiJinx (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: BenLurkin

From the article: “One possibility is geological.”

You think???

I read this article and all the sensational breathless descriptions match exactly what we felt in NJ when there was a small quake. A loud boom, feels like windows get hit.

Do they remember that within the last (year or two?) there was a quake that rattled most of the East Coast? You get articles like this because everyone is being dumbed down about the natural world in which they live.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 12:59:30 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

Fracking! We’re all gonna DIE!


28 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:03 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

“Science” writing is beginning to resemble listening to Coast to Coast. A lot of sensational verbiage made to sound science based. I doubt very much that scientists are “mystified” by this.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 1:04:42 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: BenLurkin
Makes me wonder. I don't know how close Oklahoma is to the New Madrid fault, but just think if the "unthinkable" happens:

1. The Yellowstone Caldera erupts
2. The New Madrid Fault slips
3. The San Andreas fault slips
4. The East Coast fault slips
5. The Ramapo Fault slips

all at the same time!

The United States is finished, destroyed, probably almost completely wiped out.

Little wonder the USA is not mentioned in Biblical prophesy.

30 posted on 02/18/2014 1:08:11 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: BenLurkin

Undocumented volcano?


31 posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:18 PM PST by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: rjsimmon

strong = string

It’s a typo, which is just as bad, if not worse.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 1:17:00 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: diamond6

That’s all OKC needs is a massive volcano to pop up. At least maybe it would divert the tornados.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 1:18:21 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: ducttape45

I’d still be left,...you see I have NO faults!


34 posted on 02/18/2014 1:23:19 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Williams
there was a quake that rattled most of the East Coast?

Yeah, the only reason I knew it happened was because I was on the 2nd floor of a building and my desk rattled a little.

Mom and Dad, Mrs WBill, etc etc had no idea.

As a side note, the (not-too-bright, prone to hysteria) girl who sat in the office next to mine started to panic. "What do I do? Where will I go? What if there are AFTERSHOCKS!?" Imagine someone standing there, hollering this, with the back of their hand thrown dramatically to their forehead, and you'd get it....

I tossed a cold bucket of water on the panic party. "First, if you really are worried about aftershocks, then I'd get away from that floor-to-ceiling plate glass window you're standing next to. Then, if you're really, really worried, you can go stand outside in the parking lot for awhile. Nothing will fall on you there." End of panic attack.

35 posted on 02/18/2014 1:49:12 PM PST by wbill
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To: BenLurkin

Blame the Frackers


36 posted on 02/18/2014 1:57:33 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ducttape45

“Makes me wonder. I don’t know how close Oklahoma is to the New Madrid fault, but just think if the “unthinkable” happens:
1. The Yellowstone Caldera erupts”

Most of the articles about the Yellowstone Caldera have included hysterical exaggerations. The Caldera is very long, very wide, very shallow, less than 10% of it molten, with many outlets and very generally weak. But yes. If all of the hypothetical events in your list did happen, the effects would be very costly and difficult for many.

What will really happen when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts?
http://io9.com/what-will-really-happen-when-yellowstone-volcano-has-a-508274690


37 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: DannyTN

He’s dead, Jim.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 2:17:34 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: familyop
If you really want to know, I recommend you watch
39 posted on 02/18/2014 2:27:43 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: HiJinx
Replace ‘strong’ with ‘string’ and I suspect you’ll see what the author intended to write...

Yes. I see that now. My point still stands, however. :o)

40 posted on 02/18/2014 2:38:01 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: HiJinx
Replace ‘strong’ with ‘string’ and I suspect you’ll see what the author intended to write...

Yes. I see that now. My point still stands, however. :o)

41 posted on 02/18/2014 2:38:01 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: wbill
I tossed a cold bucket of water on the panic party.

You should have called 9-1-1: "There's an earthquake!"

Operater: "Yeap. What do you expect us to do about it?"
42 posted on 02/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Yosemitest

Interesting. I’ve never seen anyone associate flares with earthquakes before. Concerning geomagnetic storms, is an ejection headed this way and what class?


43 posted on 02/18/2014 3:17:47 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Doc Savage

Oh you’re a good one! :D


44 posted on 02/18/2014 3:43:53 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: familyop

That’s a very interesting article, and I bookmarked it for future reference. Many of the comments after the article are enlightening also.


45 posted on 02/18/2014 3:58:07 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: BenLurkin

Quakes in OK are not that abnormal.

Now didn’t Georgia have a 4.5 just a few days ago? Now THAT is strange.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 4:38:21 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: familyop
I'm an amateur on the subject.
The man that did that video is far more knowledgeable on the subject than me.
Go to that video again and click on his pen-name and them research his latest video uploads.
I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
But I'd take the religious uploads with a grain of salty.
47 posted on 02/18/2014 6:13:51 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
I'm an amateur on the subject.

Don't quit your day job. ; )

48 posted on 02/18/2014 7:23:14 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks BenLurkin. Looks like Partisan Media Shilling and Meme-building on behalf of anti-frackers (IOW, OPEC supporters and Obarnacles).

49 posted on 02/18/2014 7:51:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: BenLurkin

Of course there is no reason to deal with facts and science taking into consideration that the epicenter of these quakes is at least 5 kilomaters deep and there is not a single well in the area deeper than 2 kilometers and no significant fracturing activity in the area.

There is no such word as FracKing.

You fracture (no K) and frac (again no K) and the act of creating a fracture is fracing (still no K)


50 posted on 02/18/2014 8:25:55 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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