Friday, September 30, 2011

Earthquakes and Oil

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or gas.  There has always been a connection.  It's just a matter of how big things can get.  If you have randomly fractured rock, in a low stress setting, maybe you don't get anything over an M4.  If you activate a mechanism, there is no limit, like Arkansas.  They could have brought that right up to an M7!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The problem with Arkansas is you had the same level of earthquakes long before you had any kind of oil/gas fracking.

Harold Asmis said...

Well, I wrote quite a bit about it. It's quiet now, but it could have been a contender!

You could write about how it was all a random thing.