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Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
« on: May 05, 2014, 04:26:47 PM »

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Re: Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 06:16:44 PM »
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While scientists haven't ruled out natural causes for the increase, many researchers suspect the deep injection wells used for the disposal of fracking wastewater could be causing the earthquake activity. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting oil and gas by cracking open underground rock.


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Ongoing studies have found a link between Oklahoma's high-volume wastewater injection wells and regions with an uptick in earthquakes.


Which studies would those be?  Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and so far little seems to be forthcoming.
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Re: Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 06:33:32 PM »
It also seems kind of disingenuous to cite "ongoing studies" when, by definition, they have yet to be published or peer-reviewed.
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