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(Phys Org2)   New farkin' type of earthquake discovered. It's not news, it's frack   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Earthquake, new type of earthquake, Canadian-German research team, Seismology, Scientific method, Hydraulic fracturing, conventional earthquakes, aseismic slip  
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2021-12-06 10:11:21 AM  
They already documented this type of earthquake in Oklahoma. There was some debate over whether they were caused by fluid injection or if there was a new active fault since the gas and oil producers don't want to be liable for any damages caused by an earthquake. It's interesting to see it independently confirmed as a phenomenon caused by fracking.
 
2021-12-06 11:49:12 AM  
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No duh
 
2021-12-06 1:08:43 PM  
Those wacky seismologists, always trying to shake up their field.
 
2021-12-06 1:17:21 PM  

greentea1985: They already documented this type of earthquake in Oklahoma. There was some debate over whether they were caused by fluid injection or if there was a new active fault since the gas and oil producers don't want to be liable for any damages caused by an earthquake. It's interesting to see it independently confirmed as a phenomenon caused by fracking.


Fills you with comfort knowing there are dormant faults all over the eastern half of the US doesnt it
 
2021-12-06 1:20:43 PM  

lifeslammer: greentea1985: They already documented this type of earthquake in Oklahoma. There was some debate over whether they were caused by fluid injection or if there was a new active fault since the gas and oil producers don't want to be liable for any damages caused by an earthquake. It's interesting to see it independently confirmed as a phenomenon caused by fracking.

Fills you with comfort knowing there are dormant faults all over the eastern half of the US doesnt it


"Dormant." They aren't as active as the ones on the west coast, but when they do release, it's a big earthquake that does way more damage and is felt farther away. No one wants to see the New Madrid fault have another big one anytime soon.
 
2021-12-06 11:53:21 PM  

greentea1985: They already documented this type of earthquake in Oklahoma. There was some debate over whether they were caused by fluid injection or if there was a new active fault since the gas and oil producers don't want to be liable for any damages caused by an earthquake. It's interesting to see it independently confirmed as a phenomenon caused by fracking.


Asset-protecting bankruptcy it is, then.
 
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