Since moving here to Texas (about 1.5 years now) from So. Cal., we have had 2 Dallas area earthquakes, both direclty tied to fracking.
I don’t think they are any big deal (in So. Cal anything smaller than a 4.0 just gets a slight smile and head shake). But I wonder what Los Anegelenos will say when fracking quakes start happening. :)
It might be a good thing. There is a lot of built up stress in the San Andreas fault system right now, waiting to slip, and slip eventually it will, big time. Whether fracking would increase the magnitude, I doubt, but thereafter, smaller more frequent quakes would be a definite benefit, relieving the stress before it builds to catastrophic levels.
Over the decades since I first heard of fracking causing small quakes in the late 1960s, I've wondered if fracking plus a small underground nuclear charge could trip a quake on queue. That way, we could prepare the necessary water, fuel, and food and get people to safe locations before tripping the event. Nice idea, but who'd want that liability?
Is there actual science backing up the fracking earthquake claim? Or just carbon credit $cience?
Wonder if the earthquake in D.C. was tied direclty to fracking?.
Earthquakes are like cockroaches there every where.
Has anyone charted the occurrence of earthquakes in Texas and other fracking areas in a timeline, along with each ones magnitude?
Does that timeline and intensity increase after they started fracking?
That would show a relationship.
(I went thru sylmar, Whittier narrows, and Northridge; although I was many miles from the epicenters, NOT something I ever wanna go thru again)