Spain’s and Dallas’ earthquakes caused by man made well drilling and fracking
Warning to Republicans, the below has to do with science or what Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) calls “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
22 October 2012 Last updated at 04:19 ET S
Lorca earthquake ‘caused by groundwater extraction’
Scientists studying the fault beneath the Spanish city of Lorca say that groundwater removal may be implicated in a deadly 2011 earthquake there.
Detailed surface maps from satellite studies allowed them to infer which parts of the ground moved where.
They report in Nature Geoscience that those shifts correlate with locations where water has been drained for years.
The study highlights how human activity such as drainage or borehole drilling can have far-reaching seismic effects. —->Continued
Unusual Dallas Earthquakes Linked to Fracking, Expert Says
By Eli MacKinnon, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer | livescience.com – Wed, Oct 3, 2012
Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be connected to the past disposal of wastewater from local hydraulic fracturing operations, a geophysicist who has studied earthquakes in the region says.
Preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) show the first quake, a magnitude 3.4, hit at 11:05 p.m. CDT on Saturday a few miles southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. It was followed 4 minutes later by a 3.1-magnitude aftershock that originated nearby.
Drill, baby, drill!!!