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Old 11-07-2011, 03:08 PM
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Oklahoma Earthquake


Did anyone on Plant Swap feel the earthquake? I did in SE OK.
I don't know what to really think about it. We are having a lovely Fall though; 68 and misty rain.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:33 PM
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How big was the earthquake, any damage?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:19 PM
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News didnt mention it at all.
Glad your ok.

Yes it is very mild here. Is to be 60 2maro, an lots of sun.

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:25 PM
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I hadn;t heard anuthing either..just heard a friend (not on PS) felt it and it was pretty scary! Think her's was 4 the first time...and 5.8 the next one! Shook the house extremely bad! But thankful she is alright! You also....PSC!
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:33 PM
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Isnt 7 on the RIckter scale supposed to be very nasty?
Odd this time of the year isnt it ??

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:43 PM
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Earthquakes are not seasonal .. they can occur any time .. there is growing belief that the OK earthquakes are caused by the oil and gas companies doing something called "fracking". Click on the word fracking to read an article about it from the BBC.

What is fracking?

The process of drilling down and creating tiny explosions to shatter and crack hard shale rocks to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. The process is carried out vertically or, more commonly, by drilling horizontally to the rock layer. The process can create new pathways to release gas or can be used to extend existing channels.


Not only is it thought to be responsible for earthquakes there is also concern that it could pollute ground water.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:54 PM
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Then how come earth quakes happen years ago before they drilled things.

Andes fault isnt caused by drilling.. Earth shifting, perhaps caused by the water waves pressure on the earth.Perhaps??
Then again thre is always someone downing the drillers cause them dont want someone else to collect more money then them.
Happens here all the time.. Fools wont let us drill for oil.......so were paying the high price??????Ps oil is going up to $4.00 january 2012..

All stories arent true......
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Earthquakes are caused by tectonic shift in the plates and releasing of pressure on fractures. Fracking is causing unnatural pressure and release. You can go here Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes for an explanation of why fracking can cause earthquakes.

Fracking causes earthquakes

Induced seismicity, or earthquakes caused by human activities, can be caused by development of hydrocarbon, mineral, and geothermal resources, waste injection, water filling large surface reservoirs, underground nuclear explosions and large-scale construction projects.

Scientists have documented direct connections between earthquakes and both oil and gas extraction and waste-water injection.

Moreover, several studies demonstrate that hydraulic fracturing induces microearthquakes and that the analysis of these microearthquakes can be useful in understanding fracture zones and reservoir production rates.

Recently, earthquakes have occurred more frequently in areas experiencing increased hydraulic fracturing.
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They think???????????
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:42 PM
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The USGS released a report in August called "Examination of Possibly Induced Seismicity from Hydraulic Fracturing in the Eola Field, Garvin County, Oklahoma." It's a PDF.
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Know why I dont hang on to those opinions?

They keep preaching global warming also........We been getting the coldes an worst winters in years.. Long winters an short growing seasons.. I wish to ask is that global warming....
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I think it was 5.6 on the richter scale. It was by Oklahoma City. I think the earthquakes are caused by solar flares from the sun that sometimes hit the earth, and the earth absorbs all this energy, and has to release it sometime, somewhere.

Amazing that it wasn't on the news though.
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global warming does not mean we are getting hotter..LOL In reality the effects of global warming are causing COLD.
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Jun 14, 2007 Global warming, or climate change, is a subject that shows no sign of cooling down. Here's the lowdown on why it's happening, what's causing ...
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wasnt mara in ok? hope all is well there
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