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Response to Cleita (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:32 PM

10. Just because there's a damned earthquake doesn't mean there's fracking!!!!

Some people here have fracking on the brain.

There are many hundreds, maybe thousands, of tremblers in California every year. And there has been since time immemorial. That's plate tectonics which has governed geological processes since the Earth coalesced into a sphere.

Only recently humans have been doing fracking. So some paper published observed a correlation between fracking and some trembler. So it became a writ of fact that this was causation. Therefore, all earthquakes must be caused by fracking?

Sorry.

First, correlation does not imply causation. Second, in fucking California there are many more causes for earthquakes than any fracking that might be going on there (Hint: there isn't. There are oil reserves, but no accessible natural gas reserves there.)

If they aren't doing fracking, your jumping to conclusion is falsified. Regardless, there is a very fucking big reason why there are earthquakes in California. It's at the boundary of two tectonic plates, regardless of any imaginary fracking.

If you don't believe me, look here (from the CalTech earthquake center):
http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/

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