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    Fracking! Climate change! Let the L.A. earthquake blame-a-thon begin

    Posted at 10:26 am on March 17, 2014 by Twitchy Staff

    Fracking! Climate change! Let the L.A. earthquake blame-a-thon begin








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    1. The Causes of Earthquakes - SOEST - University of Hawaii

      www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/ASK/earthquakes.html‎
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      What causes earthquakes? The short answer is that earthquakes are caused by faulting, a sudden lateral or vertical movement of rock along a rupture (break)surface.

      Here's the longer answer: The surface of the Earth is in continuous slow motion. This is plate tectonics--the motion of immense rigid plates at the surface of the Earth in response to flow of rock within the Earth. The plates cover the entire surface of the globe. Since they are all moving they rub against each other in some places (like the San Andreas Fault in California), sink beneath each other in others (like the Peru-Chile Trench along the western border of South America), or spread apart from each other (like the Mid-Atlantic Ridge). At such places the motion isn't smooth--the plates are stuck together at the edges but the rest of each plate is continuing to move, so the rocks along the edges are distorted (what we call "strain"). As the motion continues, the strain builds up to the point where the rock cannot withstand any more bending. With a lurch, the rock breaks and the two sides move. An earthquake is the shaking that radiates out from the breaking rock.
    2. People have known about earthquakes for thousands of years, of course, but they didn't know what caused them. In particular, people believed that the breaks in the Earth's surface--faults--which appear after earthquakes, were caused *by* the earthquakes rather than the cause *of* them. It was Bunjiro Koto, a geologist in Japan studying a 60-mile long fault whose two sides shifted about 15 feet in the great Japanese earthquake of 1871, who first suggested that earthquakes were caused by faults. Henry Reid, studying the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, took the idea further. He said that an earthquake is the huge amount of energy released when accumulated strain causes a fault to rupture. He explained that rock twisted further and further out of shape by continuing forces over the centuries eventually yields in a wrenching snap as the two sides of the fault slip to a new position to relieve the strain. This is the idea of "elastic rebound" which is now central to all studies of fault rupture.
    3. Dr. Gerard Fryer
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    Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know http://www.lati

    By Emily Alpert Reyes March 18, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning.

    The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake.

    Earlier this year, the council voted to draft rules that would bar hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as “fracking,” acidizing and other kinds of well stimulation in Los Angeles until council members felt sure that Angelenos and the water they drink were safe from their effects. The risk of triggering earthquakes was among the dangers cited by Bonin and Koretz, who championed the move.

    “All high-pressure fracking and injection creates ‘seismic events,’” the motion states. It added, “Active oil extraction activities are reportedly taking place on the Veteran’s Administration grounds in West Los Angeles, nearby the epicenter” of the Monday quake.

    "It is crucial to the health and safety of the City's residents to understand the seismic impacts of oil and gas extraction activities in the City," the motion said.

    Environmental activists have pointed to swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Ohio as evidence of the risk. Oil and gas companies counter that fracking and other technologies used to coax oil and gas from wells are safe, and have opposed the push to ban the methods inside L.A. city limits.
    "I think people are trying to take advantage of a naturally occurring incident in order to attack our industry," California Independent Petroleum Assn. CEO Rock Zierman said Tuesday. He said it had been proven that "there's no link between operations and seismic activity."

    Seismologist Lucy Jones, a USGS science advisor for risk reduction, said she would need to know much more about nearby pumping in the area, such as whether someone was changing the water pressure deep in the ground, to say whether it could have been a factor in the Monday temblor.
    However, "my first impression is that sounds implausible," Jones said, "just because the earthquake was so deep. Induced earthquakes are almost always shallower than this."

    Monday's quake struck in Encino on the northern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in an area that has not seen much recent seismological activity.

    The proposal will go to a council committee that handles public safety issues.



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    In California we have fun with people from out of state.
    No matter what the weather is you let them overhear you saying "Boy, this is earthquake weather" and watch them get nervous.
    And for more fun someone can say something about the phase of the moon, etc. Then the oldest person there should say something about every earthquake in their lifetime has been in earthquake weather just like this.
    Tourist are so much fun.
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      1. Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Over Earthquakes

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      Sep 4, 2013 - [/COLOR]This map shows the intensity of shaking in the area of a magnitude-3.9 earthquake that struck near Youngstown, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 2011.[/COLOR]
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      Jan 4, 2012 - [/COLOR]Residents of Youngstown, Ohio, received an extra surprise on Christmas Eve and again on New Year's Eve—earthquakes, measuring 2.7 and ...
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      7 days ago - A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to order a local fracking operation to halt while state inspectors investigate whether the drilling ...[/COLOR]
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      2 days ago - [/COLOR]A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to halt fracking operations as they investigate the case. - Oilprice.com - Energy.[/COLOR]
    7. As Fracking Grows In Ohio, So Do Earthquakes | ThinkProgress

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      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.498039)]2 days ago - [/COLOR]Ohio has experienced a surge in earthquakes in recent years, an uptick that corresponds with an increase infracking in the state, according to ...[/COLOR]
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      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.498039)]Mar 10, 2014 - [/COLOR]Ohio authorities shut down a hydraulic fracturing, orfracking, natural gas operation in Mahoning County on Monday after two earthquakes were ...[/COLOR]
    9. Scientists study Ohio's quakes, fracking | The Columbus Dispatch

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      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.498039)]3 days ago - [/COLOR]For 100 years, Mahoning County had not experienced a sizable earthquake. But a little more than two years ago, the ground in the ...[/COLOR]
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