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The Richter scale dictates that going up by 1 is 10X the force.
Hence, with the harshest of the fracking "EARTHQUAKES" in Arkansas being under around 2.8 magnitude they are roughly .00005% of the intensity of the Japan quake.
As an example:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">3.0 — You may notice this quake if you are sitting still, or upstairs in a house. A hanging object, like a model airplane, may swing.
2.0 — Trees sway. Small ponds ripple. Doors swing slowly. But you can't tell an earthquake is to blame. </div></div>
PLEASE (http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4892) ... may those afraid they will be killed instantly if the omnipotent state isn't there to protect them, sleep well tonight with the covers down from over your head.
03-16-2011, 04:36 PM
I just completed a Geology class in which we extensively studied and discussed earthquakes. Now that I fully understand all of the processes involved, I'm not worried about fracking in relation to earthquakes.
In fact, and I may have to look into this, but I do believe we could use one of Tesla's patents and create a greater <u>change</u> in seismic activity than has been recorded due to fracking.
03-16-2011, 05:06 PM
damn Sack, that's dangerously close to sacrilege, not agreeing with one of "sensei's" posts. You might have removed yourself from his Easter Card emailing list.
Tesla's earthquake machine certainly can cause more of a tremor than fracking ... and it appears we haven't dumbed this one down enough for the cabal yet.
Here's my next effort ... fracking not shake ground very much, Tesla machine shake ground more, big Japan earthquake shake ground whole big bunch.
The dangers of fracking explained.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And the citizens of Pennsylvania aren’t the only ones in harms way. There are many others:
There were more than 493,000 active natural-gas wells in the United States in 2009, almost double the number in 1990. Around 90 percent have used hydrofracking to get more gas flowing, according to the drilling industry.
Gas has seeped into underground drinking-water supplies in at least five states, including Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia, and residents blamed natural-gas drilling.
Air pollution caused by natural-gas drilling is a growing threat, too. Wyoming, for example, failed in 2009 to meet federal standards for air quality for the first time in its history partly because of the fumes containing benzene and toluene from roughly 27,000 wells, the vast majority drilled in the past five years.
In a sparsely populated Sublette County in Wyoming, which has some of the highest concentrations of wells, vapors reacting to sunlight have contributed to levels of ozone higher than those recorded in Houston and Los Angeles.
Back to the Keystone State. Here are some more of the NYT’s findings:
More than 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater was produced by Pennsylvania wells over the past three years, far more than has been previously disclosed. Most of this water — enough to cover Manhattan in three inches — was sent to treatment plants not equipped to remove many of the toxic materials in drilling waste.¶At least 12 sewage treatment plants in three states accepted gas industry wastewater and discharged waste that was only partly treated into rivers, lakes and streams.
¶Of more than 179 wells producing wastewater with high levels of radiation, at least 116 reported levels of radium or other radioactive materials 100 times as high as the levels set by federal drinking-water standards. At least 15 wells produced wastewater carrying more than 1,000 times the amount of radioactive elements considered acceptable. </div></div>
03-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Now there we go Q... I definitely accept the worry of contaminants as being a legitimate concern.
Snoopy is trying to change the subject and get us to believe that the recent slew of threads about fracking and earthquakes wasn't about fracking and earthquakes at all.
Besides ... I'm still wiyting for he and Gee to explain why the democrooks were so overwhelmingly in favor of fracking while the reps were less so?
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