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(NESN)   Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan sets a new NCAA record of longest field goal kick during an earthquake   (nesn.com) divider line 20
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2013-12-07 08:19:17 PM
The kick was so good I felt the earth move
 
2013-12-07 08:46:32 PM
What the frack!
 
2013-12-07 09:11:30 PM
Boy, talk about a textbook case of "moving the goalpost".
 
2013-12-07 10:48:05 PM
Epic. I don't know what else can be said.
 
2013-12-07 11:15:53 PM
It was just Good Ol' JR yelling with all his might for Okla. St. to miss it, because his screams can make the ground shake BAH GAWD!
 
2013-12-07 11:19:41 PM
The BeastQuakes from Monday are finally arriving in the midwest?
 
2013-12-07 11:20:10 PM
No big ten thread? YES MSU!
 
2013-12-07 11:48:28 PM
OMG BEATING URBAN MEYER GREAT FEELING
 
2013-12-08 12:06:33 AM
lol I called it in the last BCS thread that michigan was going to beat Ohio, damn skippy I had a feeling Ohio just sucked against a decent team.

/Now to watch Florida state flame out against Auburn would be nice.
 
2013-12-08 12:15:43 AM
At least tOSU won't be wasting space in the NC Game. Auburn/FSU? Yes, please.
 
2013-12-08 12:17:30 AM
Ha ha!  That kick meant nothing in the end.  OU's 3rd string, concussed QB drives the field to win, on top of a slew of other injuries to this Sooner squad, and still wins the game.  Sooner Magic!
 
2013-12-08 12:53:39 AM
Okay, but what was the old record?
 
2013-12-08 01:00:41 AM
That was T. Boone rolling over in his grave.

Too soon?
 
2013-12-08 02:36:09 AM
I didn't even hear them mention it during the broadcast.

Then again I was at a bar. Drinking.

Could have just been me.
 
2013-12-08 02:54:20 AM

SauronWasFramed: What the frack!


This brings up an interesting question. Are these earthquakes a normal thing for the area, or are they a new phenomenon that has surfaced since they started fraking. I know that some areas in the US have tremors all the time, and this has been going on way before fraking (I use to spend my summers on my family's farm in Mississippi and there would be tremors a few times a week, and this was in the early 80's). So can anybody confirm if this is a normal thing for this area or is it something that has started since they started fraking the area?
 
2013-12-08 03:24:31 AM
Here is an interesting article on the topic of Fracking and Earthquakes http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/earthquake/.  It is from NPR but seems preaty through and sourced.  It doesn't cover this particular quake, but it discusses the issue of the fracking process and the byproducts disposal relationship with earthquakes. From a common sense perspective, it seems probable that you inject water and fluids into the ground where it wasn't present before, could cause a shift in pressure or additional lubrication that could free up shallow faults.  We know that large reservoir storage can trigger earthquakes through their added weight on a given fault.  Fracking quantities are smaller than that in a reservoir, but since they are injected into the ground the proximity to the faults could be a factor.  Of course the benefits of domestic energy extraction and the cost of small to medium earthquakes (so far...) seem to be worth it (setting aside the wastewater byproducts, contamination, green house gas production, and other issues present due to lax regulations on fracking).
 
2013-12-08 06:35:27 AM

ongbok: Are these earthquakes a normal thing for the area, or are they a new phenomenon that has surfaced since they started fraking .is a result of global warming


FTFY.
 
2013-12-08 10:03:05 AM

bluorangefyre: It was just Good Ol' JR yelling with all his might for Okla. St. to miss it, because his screams can make the ground shake BAH GAWD!


Something something slobberknocker.
 
2013-12-08 10:33:19 AM

ongbok: SauronWasFramed: What the frack!

This brings up an interesting question. Are these earthquakes a normal thing for the area, or are they a new phenomenon that has surfaced since they started fraking. I know that some areas in the US have tremors all the time, and this has been going on way before fraking (I use to spend my summers on my family's farm in Mississippi and there would be tremors a few times a week, and this was in the early 80's). So can anybody confirm if this is a normal thing for this area or is it something that has started since they started fraking the area?


From the USGS History it seems they were an occasional occurrence (every couple of years) throughout the 50s and 60s.
 
2013-12-08 12:22:18 PM
Sorry, guys. I met Subby's mom in OKC, and well...
 
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