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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 )

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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 G (154)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:28 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:40 pm
Scary, but not surprising. Thanks.

Kate Kenner (215)
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 (63)
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 Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 8:01 pm
Past time to end this insanity.

Panchali Yapa (26)
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:)


Past Member (0)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 1:33 am
Noted, Thank you

Rhonda B (99)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:54 am
Noted, Thanks.

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

Winnie A (179)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:49 pm

Winnie A (179)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:50 pm

Kamia T (89)
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

Mitchell D (87)
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 (243)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:31 am
Time to get off planet earth.............. or whatever is going to left of it!!!!!

Dot A (182)
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

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

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

Charlene Rush (79)
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?

Charlene Rush (79)
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.
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