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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:20 PM
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More fracking consequences: earthquake in OK
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:22 PM
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1. Sure could be.
"If we dig precious things from the Earth, we will invite disaster." -Hopi prophecy
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:24 PM
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2. Anyone who felt it (or even if you didn't feel it but are in the same area)
should go to the link and fill out the report. If this is from fracking (which I would tend to think), it will take all the data that can be collected to put the blame where it belongs.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:24 PM
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3. fracking consequences LOL
:rofl:
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:31 PM
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4. Uh, there's a magnitude issue not being considered.
Fracking, mathematically, cannot be the sole cause.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:34 PM
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6. Technically gravity is the cause.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:32 PM
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5. Does that explain the 5.5 magnitude earthquake there in 1952?
The largest quake to hit Oklahoma was the El Reno quake of 1952. It measured 5.5, put a crack in the state Capitol building and could be felt as far away as Iowa.

http://www.news9.com/story/11675725/2009-record-year-for-oklahoma-earthquakes?redirected=true

I take it you're neither a seismologist nor a geologist. It could be true, but you provide no evidence but your head, so I'm going to have to take a pass on giving this any credence.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:35 PM
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7. 1952 the Oil was booming in Oklahoma for a couple decades
Could have been the results of all that drilling.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:38 PM
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8. Or, y'know, plate tectonics. (nt)
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:41 PM
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9. Or disturbances in the force
n/t
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:17 AM
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10. That was J. Edgar Hoover's earthquake machine.
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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:32 AM
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12. It's called spin- lol
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:35 AM
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13. The area where the quake was centered
- and last nights quakes as well - has a lot of seismic activity. Has had for decades.

That said, most wuakes are considerably smaller and largewly go unnoticed here.
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Zebedeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:40 AM
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14. ROTFLMAO
Fracking?? Before posting such a claim, do some research about what causes major earthquakes. Hint: It's not anything mankind does. :rofl:
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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:51 AM
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15. Research:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:57 AM
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16. Can you explain how fracking is to blame for this earthquake?
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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:18 AM
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11. Look at links directly above your post
Albeit mostly conjecture at this point- there is some evidence to suggest it. I will also concede that my reaction is spin to help case against fracking- what can I say- I'm a product of my media generation
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:55 AM
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17. Uh, Ck this thread currently on the greatest page
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2245873

Notice the phrase: "seismic tests are done."

An online article I found states: "Seismic testing is a form of scientific testing that is primarily used for two different but related purposes. It is used to predict the occurrence of earthquakes and it is used to discover natural gas reserves."

I think there is a relationship, no matter how small.





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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:01 AM
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18. I oppose fracking because I think it could effect the water table.
I do not believe that it can cause earthquakes.
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