Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Kansas City Talks More Fracking Earthquakes



An informed conversation about the big one coming soon . . .

Info courtesy of our best and brightest readers . . .

Linda Hall Library @ UMKC: Natural and Unnatural Earthquake Hazard in the Heartland: Facts and Fictions

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"Since 2009 a new concern has emerged: the risk from so-called induced earthquakes associated with oil production and wastewater injection. In some regions, the numbers of induced earthquakes has far surpassed the number of natural earthquakes. High numbers of felt earthquakes in previously quiet areas has led naturally to concern about the possibility of a larger induced event than those yet seen. In this talk, Susan Hough will present an overview of our current understanding of hazards associated with both natural and unnatural earthquakes in the heartland."

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