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"3 million Americans at risk from human-induced earthquakes this year"


Despite the decrease in the number of such earth-shaking events last year, Pawnee, Okla., was rocked by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, the state's largest ever recorded. In addition, the state logged the highest number of large earthquakes, of magnitude 4 or greater, USGS reported.

During the fracking process, waste water is collected and later disposed of by injecting it into deep underground wells at high pressure. That water fills pores in dormant faults, causing them to slip and unleash the quakes, according to the USGS.

The drop-off in earthquakes is a positive sign that "collaborative efforts between industry, scientists, and regulators are working," said Katie Brown, a spokesperson for Energy In Depth, a program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, a trade group.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/03/01/man-made-earthquakes-usgs-report-fracking/98579248/

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Comments

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Grocery stores in quake-prone areas should put a small lip on all their shelving so that this scene doesn't repeat itself endlessly during every quake.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Grocery stores in quake-prone areas should put a small lip on all their shelving so that this scene doesn't repeat itself endlessly during every quake.

    Keep thinking like that and you'll never get to be the boss.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

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