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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   USGS issues a rare earthquake warning for Oklahoma. Officials say a quake could be strong enough to knock residents all the way into the 1950s   (kfor.com) divider line 34
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2014-05-07 05:40:06 AM  
"Researchers with the US Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey say the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has   since October of 2013."

Meh, frack it, I've got gas.
 
2014-05-07 06:17:56 AM  
1950s? Isn't that a step up for most of OK?
 
2014-05-07 07:30:03 AM  
Mother nature with some forward thinking.
 
2014-05-07 07:56:36 AM  
Coast Guard is crazy.
 
2014-05-07 08:13:25 AM  

enry: 1950s? Isn't that a step up for most of OK?


Thinking exactly the same thing.
 
2014-05-07 08:15:25 AM  
God keeps punishing Oklahoma, but nobody there is listening
 
2014-05-07 08:20:23 AM  
KOMA was stuck in the 50s last I tuned in.
 
2014-05-07 08:27:25 AM  
so progress, then
 
2014-05-07 08:40:44 AM  
neverforget.jpg
 
2014-05-07 08:42:04 AM  

HenryFnord: so progress, then


Came here for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-05-07 08:44:32 AM  

mainsail: enry: 1950s? Isn't that a step up for most of OK?

Thinking exactly the same thing.


I've lived in Oklahoma for 20 years and will soon be moving out of State.  That being said, in some ways, Oklahoma is being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 19th Century.
 
2014-05-07 08:45:53 AM  
For my comments on the topic, I'll just refer you to yesterday's thread.

Topics covered:

 - Number of earthquakes increasing
 - USGS/OGS less reticent about blaming waste water injection.
 - Why are there no basements in OK
 - God hates Oklahomans
 - Oklahomans are stupid/backward

Did I miss anything?
 
2014-05-07 08:56:11 AM  

enry: 1950s? Isn't that a step up for most of OK?


www.betterlivingthroughbeowulf.com

/frowns on your shenanigans
 
2014-05-07 08:56:44 AM  
dupe
http://www.fark.com/comments/8249697/Oklahoma-tornado-advisory-get-in - your-basement-Oh-Oklahoma-earthquake-advisory-get-out-of-your-basement
 
2014-05-07 08:56:56 AM  

mainsail: enry: 1950s? Isn't that a step up for most of OK?

Thinking exactly the same thing.


So was submitter, hence the joke.
 
2014-05-07 08:58:06 AM  
Nothing beats Conservatives getting all enviro-conscious because something inconveniences THEM.
 
2014-05-07 09:01:52 AM  
Sounds like it could cause 10's of dollars of improvements.
 
2014-05-07 09:02:04 AM  
Rare OK quake trifecta in play, and that's OK.
 
2014-05-07 09:05:09 AM  
Lived in OK for a year.
People there were nice enough, but the whole state needs to be fenced and made into a penitentiary.
Same thing could happen to Missouri and it wouldn't bother me.
 
2014-05-07 09:09:31 AM  
 
2014-05-07 09:10:18 AM  
I finding it hard to give a frack ...

They bought their tickets ...
 
2014-05-07 09:13:50 AM  

Prophet of Loss: I finding it hard to give a frack ...

They bought their tickets ...


Lets be clear, they are pointing at injection wells, not fracking operations. Two totally different beasts.
 
2014-05-07 09:22:17 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Lets be clear, they are pointing at injection wells, not fracking operations. Two totally different beasts.


Deep injection wells are part of a fracking operation. You can't just claim the process of disposing of your waste is completely distinct from your production of it.
 
2014-05-07 09:51:27 AM  
This may or may not be a fracking thing.  There's certainly no data establishing that fact.
 
2014-05-07 10:04:00 AM  
Here's a fun interactive map, tremors 3.0 or greater since 1985 in central Oklahoma preselected for your browsing pleasure.
 
2014-05-07 10:04:46 AM  
It's fracking.  We're having the same problem in Arkansas.

I'm just shocked that we can take tons of gas out of the ground, not replace it, and everything's just fine....no earthquakes, sink holes, caveins, no problems, everything is just fine here.

/Oklahoma sucks.  The only thing it does is give Arkansas rain packed with dirt.  Every time we get precipitation from the West stuff gets dirty.
 
2014-05-07 10:07:28 AM  

SansNeural: For my comments on the topic, I'll just refer you to yesterday's thread.

Topics covered:

 - Number of earthquakes increasing
 - USGS/OGS less reticent about blaming waste water injection.
 - Why are there no basements in OK
 - God hates Oklahomans
 - Oklahomans are stupid/backward

Did I miss anything?


Sin
Homosexual agenda
Obama
 
2014-05-07 10:10:03 AM  

blasterz: Here's a fun interactive map, tremors 3.0 or greater since 1985 in central Oklahoma preselected for your browsing pleasure.


Wow, it almost looks like there's a minor fault line and the occasional earthquake warning could be expected.
 
2014-05-07 10:15:02 AM  
So what you're saying is that Oklahoma will be having a slobber knocker?

Bawh Gawd, that's crazy.
 
2014-05-07 10:18:07 AM  

ikanreed: blasterz: Here's a fun interactive map, tremors 3.0 or greater since 1985 in central Oklahoma preselected for your browsing pleasure.

Wow, it almost looks like there's a minor fault line and the occasional earthquake warning could be expected.


Good theory, now all you need is a fault line.
 
2014-05-07 10:21:31 AM  

Rhino_man: HenryFnord: so progress, then

Came here for this.  Leaving satisfied.


is that properly comma'd ?
 
2014-05-07 10:28:46 AM  

skozlaw: Representative of the unwashed masses: Lets be clear, they are pointing at injection wells, not fracking operations. Two totally different beasts.

Deep injection wells are part of a fracking operation. You can't just claim the process of disposing of your waste is completely distinct from your production of it.


No, disposal (aka injection wells) do not inject fluids at pressures high enough to create fractures.  You do increase the head (water level for those that don't know) in the aquifer but most areas have regulations that determine the rate you can inject in so that no fracturing occurs.

Now it is possible that injection wells increase heads enough that you reactivate a fault but this is not fracking.
 
2014-05-07 10:42:38 AM  

skeevy420: It's fracking.  We're having the same problem in Arkansas.

I'm just shocked that we can take tons of gas out of the ground, not replace it, and everything's just fine....no earthquakes, sink holes, caveins, no problems, everything is just fine here.

/Oklahoma sucks.  The only thing it does is give Arkansas rain packed with dirt.  Every time we get precipitation from the West stuff gets dirty.


With these waste water wells that are causing the problem; it's not the draining that is the issue, it's overfilling the gaps with waste water. It lubricates the slip joints in otherwise inactive fault lines.
 
2014-05-07 10:43:19 AM  

Joe USer: Good theory, now all you need is a fault line.


By which you mean one identifiable at the surface level?
 
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