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Earthquake in OK could have been man-made.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ShooterMcGavin, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    http://www.news9.com/story/21811334/ou-profs-man-made-earthquake-theory-gains-national-attention

    I remember this quake. Fucking freaked me out.
     
  2. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    I felt it up here in Kansas City.

    I was damn near kilt.
     
  3. bill333

    bill333 Go Screw!

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    Earthquake in OK could have been man-made.


    Wackbagger fall outta bed ?
     
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    soiledshorts79 Registered Tumor .

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    And a final fuck you to Hugo Chavez.
     
  5. Neon

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    Misleading headline is misleading.
     
  6. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    I'll wait to form an opinion until Kirk chimes in.
     
  7. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    you mean alex jones.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something here but

    who the fuck is injecting water into the ground and why?
     
  11. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Oil drillers are injecting waste water back into the ground. I'm shocked the anti-oil shit heels haven't locked onto this.
     
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    So they get this from taking oil and water from the ground but
    just returning the water is a problem? Sounds hokey to me.
     
  13. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Their "theory" is that you've altering the natural pressure. You know, like when you change one water hose on an old car how the rest of them seem to get messed up afterwards.
     
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    my dick hurts
     
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    Record Number of Oklahoma Tremors Raises Possibility of Damaging Earthquakes


    http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3880&from=rss_home


    The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in central Oklahoma.

    In a new joint statement by the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey, the agencies reported that 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Oklahoma from October 2013 through April 14, 2014. This compares with a long-term average from 1978 to 2008 of only two magnitude 3.0 or larger earthquakes per year. As a result of the increased number of small and moderate shocks, the likelihood of future, damaging earthquakes has increased for central and north-central Oklahoma.

    “We hope that this new advisory of increased hazard will become a crucial consideration in earthquake preparedness for residents, schools and businesses in the central Oklahoma area,” said Dr. Bill Leith, USGS Senior Science Advisor for Earthquakes and Geologic Hazards. “Building owners and government officials should have a special concern for older, unreinforced brick structures, which are vulnerable to serious damage during sufficient shaking.”

    The joint statement indicates that a likely contributing factor to the increase in earthquakes is wastewater disposal by injection into deep geologic formations. The water injection can increase underground pressures, lubricate faults and cause earthquakes – a process known as injection-induced seismicity. Much of this wastewater is a byproduct of oil and gas production and is routinely disposed of by injection into wells specifically designed and approved for this purpose. The recent earthquake rate changes are not due to typical, random fluctuations in natural seismicity rates.

    Oklahoma’s heightened earthquake activity since 2009 includes 20 magnitude 4.0 to 4.8 quakes, plus one of the two largest recorded earthquakes in Oklahoma’s history – a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that occurred near Prague on Nov. 5, 2011, which damaged a number of homes and the historic Benedictine Hall at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.

    As a result of the increased seismicity, the Oklahoma Geological Survey has increased the number of monitoring stations and now operates a seismograph network of 15 permanent stations and 17 temporary stations. Both agencies are actively involved in research to determine the cause of the increased earthquake rate and to quantify the increased hazard in central Oklahoma.

    Information about earthquake preparedness can be found at the following websites: http://www.ready.gov/earthquakes and http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/.
     

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