Ohio earthquake was not a natural event, expert says

“We know the depth (of the quake on Saturday) is two miles and that is different from a natural earthquake.”

Reuters reports,

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Ohio on New Year’s Eve did not occur naturally and may have been caused by high-pressure liquid injection related to oil and gas exploration and production, an expert hired by the state of Ohio said on Tuesday…

The wells are about 9,000 feet deep and are used to dispose of water from oil and gas wells. The process is related to fracking, the controversial injection of chemical-laced water and sand into rock to release oil and gas. Critics say that the high pressure injection of the liquid causes seismic activity.

Won-Young Kim, a research professor of Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that circumstantial evidence suggests a link between the earthquake and the high-pressure well activity.

“We know the depth (of the quake on Saturday) is two miles and that is different from a natural earthquake,” said Kim, who is advising the state of Ohio.

Data collected from four seismographs set up in November in the area confirm a connection between the quakes and water pressure at the well, Kim said.

“There is circumstantial evidence to connect the two — in the past we didn’t have earthquakes in the area and the proximity in the time and space of the earthquakes matches operations at the well,” he said…

For more on injection wells and earthquakes read “Fracking: Can a deep injection well cause an earthquake?

2 thoughts on “Ohio earthquake was not a natural event, expert says”

  1. … what about the “deep well” injection of chemical hazardous waste that has been done for decades in Ohio? …

    … my, how soon we forget … what not enough “union jobs”? … or the Sandlers not getting their cut? …

    FYI: As posted at … http://apcheck.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-george-soros-secretly-directs.html

    ProPublica was founded with a $10 million yearly grant from Herbert and Marion Sandler… The Sandlers are major donors to the Democratic Party and are top funders of ACORN, MoveOn.org, the American Civil Liberties Union and other far-leftist groups like Human Rights Watch.

    In 2008, the Sandlers were behind two controversial California Political Action Committees, Vote Hope and PowerPac.org, which spent about $5 million in pro-Obama ads in that state. The two groups were run by the Sandler’s son-in-law, Steve Phillips, the former president of the San Francisco School Board.

    Slate reporter Jack Shafer raised questions about ProPublica’s ability to provide independent nonpartisan journalism in light of the nature of the Sandler’s political donations, which include “giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party campaigns.” (www.wnd.com)

    … Obama needs to get in front of this fracting …

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