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Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:21 PM

Northeast Ohio rocked by 11th earthquake linked to Youngstown injection

Northeast Ohio rocked by 11th earthquake linked to Youngstown injection wells
http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/northeast-ohio-rocked-by-11th-earthquake-linked-to-youngstown-injection-wells-1.252977

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The 4.0-magnitude quake was centered near Youngstown, reported the U.S. Geological Survey and the Ohio Earthquake Information Center.

The earthquake at 3:05 p.m. was felt as far away as Michigan, Ontario, Pennsylvania and New York, reported Michael C. Hansen, state geologist and coordinator of the Ohio Seismic Network, part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological Survey.

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The quake was the 11th over the last eight months in Mahoning County, all within two miles of the injection wells, he said. Saturday’s quake was the largest yet.

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There is “little doubt” that the quake is linked to injection wells that the state and the owner agreed on Friday to shut down, Hansen said.


Ohio Earthquake Linked To Fracking Injection Wells
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/02/396294/ohio-earthquake-fracking/

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Reply Northeast Ohio rocked by 11th earthquake linked to Youngstown injection (Original post)
cal04 Jan 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Jan 2012 #1
zbdent Jan 2012 #2
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #3
Orrex Jan 2012 #6
Cirque du So-What Jan 2012 #8
The Doctor. Jan 2012 #11
judesedit Jan 2012 #9
L. Coyote Jan 2012 #18
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #23
toddwv Jan 2012 #4
truedelphi Jan 2012 #14
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2012 #5
Smilo Jan 2012 #7
Hubert Flottz Jan 2012 #10
BobbyBoring Jan 2012 #12
truedelphi Jan 2012 #15
Kolesar Jan 2012 #22
BenYehuda Jan 2012 #13
SpiralHawk Jan 2012 #16
L. Coyote Jan 2012 #17
cstanleytech Jan 2012 #21
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #19
Justice wanted Jan 2012 #20

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. Finally.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:26 PM

2. 11 quakes in 8 months in NE Ohio?

I've got a hankerin' to get me some eastern shore land outside of Akron ...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:49 PM

3. Fracking is totally environmentally neutral.

 



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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. That's a ridiculous & irresponsible attitude. Fracking is absolutely NOT environmentally neutral!

On the contrary, fracking is good for the environment. It makes our drinking water sweet and clear, and it ensures clean, grazable grass for decades to come. Flower bloom brighter near injection sites, and the run-off is as pure as the gentlest spring rain.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:43 PM

8. Did you miss the 'sarcasm' tag?

You indulged in a bit of it yourself, yet didn't include the 'sarcasm' tag. Are we to assume that you harbor a ridiculous & irresponsible attitude as well? BTW, that's a rhetorical question on my part; I am familiar with your work and recognize it as sarcasm - tag or not.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. He was just playing off the other post.

 

Nothing serious.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 02:21 PM

9. When the solid foundation is removed and not replaced it will eventually cause weakness or cave in

Makes sense to me. It's common sense.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 07:14 PM

18. and the best part of all is

you can light a cigarette with a glass of that sweet water

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 09:38 AM

23. And it makes your farts smell like roses!!!

 

Oh, so many joys to the fracked up process.



The sad thing is that we're joking about it but sound exactly like the supporters of the practice.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:55 PM

4. And in a few months, everyone will be shocked that all the water w/in 100 miles is polluted.

"We don't think that it's related."

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Response to toddwv (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 05:58 PM

14. "nothing to see here, move along - just don't drink the water while you are

viewing this."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:30 PM

7. And yet there are still morons around that believe in fracking....

of course, they live no where near the fracking areas.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. They need to inject some Corexit to fix all that stuff.

It will fix anything they say.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 05:37 PM

12. I just don't get it

It's believed that fracking caused the earthquakes in Virginia that caused the damage to the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral. I was raised in Virginia and there are no fault lines there. I doubt there are any in Ohio either.

I think everyone should watch the documentary Gas Land. When fracking makes one's drinking water flammable, I think that's an indication that it's not safe. Of course no one in the energy industry seems to care much about safety anyway.

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 05:59 PM

15. Gasland is a wonderful video. It should be required viewing of every

one who claims to care about this nation.

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:40 AM

22. how-fracking-causes-earthquakes-but-not-the-one-in-virginia

I had never made the association before. I decided to look it up.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/08/26/how-fracking-causes-earthquakes-but-not-the-one-in-virginia/

Geol­o­gist James Cole­man, who works for the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey, says frack­ing can cre­ate quakes, but not those as large as the one in Virginia.

“It’s pretty clear that in some areas, under­ground injec­tion of waste­water causes rel­a­tively small earth­quakes, smaller than what we had here in Vir­ginia, but dis­turb­ing to some peo­ple,” said Coleman.

Frack­ing has been linked by some geol­o­gists to small earth­quakes in Arkansas, Col­orado, and Eng­land. But an indus­try offi­cial assured Cole­man on Tues­day that Min­eral, Va. has not been the site of any fracking.
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This article is sourced to the oil and gas industry
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/08/marcellus_shale_drilling_to_bl.html

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 05:48 PM

13. BAN FRANKING IN THE US!!! BEFORE 5000 DIE!! I MEAN ARE MURDERED!!!

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 06:29 PM

16. Stop fracking around

 

Such a stoopid technology...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 07:13 PM

17. Don't drink the flammible water

And watch the film and Frontline episode "Gasland"

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 07:23 PM

21. On the brightside you can use that water to save money on heating your home.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 07:22 PM

19. Missed it by 1 hour

Drove through Youngstown just before 2 today.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 07:22 PM

20. Another one? Or was this about the earthquake from a couple days ago. I didn't feel it BUT

People in the office I work at did feel it.

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