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Oklahoma Breaks Record With Hundreds of Earthquakes After Fracking Intensifies


Science & Tech  (tags: Accident, Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Natural disasters, Science, USA )

Ray
- 115 days ago - rt.com
A series of earthquakes over the weekend continued to break alarming records of seismic activity in Oklahoma, which some scientists say is linked to increased fracking operations in the state.



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Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:28 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:40 pm
Scary, but not surprising. Thanks.
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:16 pm
As a line from a song in the 60's says "only the beginning". It is not the last earthquake to happen and it will get worse.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:37 pm
Noted. Thanks for this info, Ray. Just crazy how they continue to frack when this is only the most recent connection to earthquakes. I believe OH has the same problem, as well as some other highly fracked states. We need a nationwide moratorium against fracking. We also need to get rid of that horrible Halliburton loophole that allowed for chemicals not to be named and also allowed for horizontal fracking. Anyone who hasn't watched Gasland and Gasland 2 should definitely see these movies.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:55 pm
Noted & read. I agree with @Louis Jordan's comment.
 

Nimue P. (229)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 8:01 pm
Past time to end this insanity.
 

Panchali Yapa (10)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 6:37 am
Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 9:30 am
Hopelessness is their favorite tool. They are ruled by the death instinct. :0) Gonna try to take the planet with em:)

 

Franck R. (51)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 1:33 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:54 am
Noted, Thanks.
 

Micky R. (30)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:33 pm
Wow! Noted, Ty
 

Winn Adams (190)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:49 pm
Noted
 

Winn Adams (190)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:50 pm
Noted
 

Kamia T. (66)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 2:05 pm
No surprise at all. Just a high-school study of geology says that you can't stuff plates of rock with water, chemical or whatever, and expect them to stay in the same place. It amazes me that fracking companies continue to deny any connection. I guess it's going to take a major earthquake destroying millions of lives/homes and THEN a class action suit before they'll stop.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:55 pm
Noted!
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday April 11, 2014, 8:24 am
Gee, do you think that the Oklahoma congress people will be taking this into account? Don't hold your breath, the power industry owns them!
I'm sadly afraid that Kamia's point is going to be the way it plays out.
 

Colin Hope (237)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:31 am
Time to get off planet earth.............. or whatever is going to left of it!!!!!
 

Dot A. (132)
Friday April 11, 2014, 3:06 pm
Canary in the coal mines!
(if we don't cherish the canary, we don't cherish life)

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - by Pete Seeger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=686sBxeUm14
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday April 11, 2014, 10:11 pm
noted
 

Linda Kemp (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:57 am
I'm waiting for a huge disaster and then maybe fracking will be reconsidered, although it didn't stop Fukijima nuclear
 

Ros G. (88)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:31 pm
Thanks for the article...have been aware of this technology since the 1970's..fighting the frackers here in Australia as well, we have a successful "Lock the Gate' campaign happening..but the frackers are upping the ante..they have started going to schools and giving lectures on the "benefits" to the Nation and of course "offering" scholarships to A grade students to come and join them in the mining industry..sound familiar...
 

Charlie Rush (49)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:51 pm
Once you let the enemy into your state, do you have any idea how arduous it will be, to get them out?
 

Charlie Rush (49)
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:04 pm
I can't stand this!

EVERYONE knew the 'probability' of disasters that would occur with this extraction method. I sincerely hope that the legislators of the states that went forward with fracking, suffer the consequences in the next election. If the voters don't have the brains to remove these people from office, they deserve what they get.
 

Ros G. (88)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:26 pm
Thanks for you comment Charlene...unfortunately both sides do know and support it (here in Australia) so it becomes impossible to vote them out..the Mining Industry plays and pays both the major Parties..so the outcome is predictable
 
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