Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reuters: Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S


By Deborah Zabarenko. Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:50

(Reuters excerpt) - "The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.

The average number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the U.S. midcontinent - an area that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas - increased to six times the 20th century average last year, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said in an abstract of their research..."

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The report links the rise in earthquakes to fracking and other nature gas and oil extractive processes.

1 comment:

  1. The Cisco, Texas brothers who perfected the fracking process recently sold a 70% share in their company for $3 billion to an Asian conglomerate.

    Their biggest fun personal purchase so far is a $45 million dollar ranch in Montana. Getting out while the getting is good...but perhaps in the wrong hemisphere.

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