Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Environment, News | Posted on 26-02-2015
There’s something strange going on in Oklahoma. Oklahoma had more earthquakes last year than California, and the Tornados are still blowing through the state like never before. Some say water fracking is causing the earthquakes. Oklahoma never had an earthquake before the year 2009. That was the year drillers started injecting wastewater into underground wells in the state. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-02-23/why-fracking-is-shaking-the-heartland
Our quest to get oil and gas out of the ground has consequences. Just ask the people of Oklahoma. Seismology has become an important topic in the state, and companies that do the drilling have fallen further down the Okie approval line. Even Blake Shelton has started thinking about adding an earthquake line or two to his next big hit.
Susan McGalla has heard that state geologists don’t think the earthquake issue in Oklahoma is strange. Geologists realize that when the pressure underground is changed by water injection or by extracting geothermal energy, the earth will respond accordingly.
Earthquakes are the realignment process the earth uses to balance itself, so it rotates properly. Unusual weather patterns and other disasters that we call natural are not necessarily natural to the earth. Our ingenious intrusions create the unnatural occurrences we call natural acts of God, In reality, those acts are unnatural acts of man.