Friday, January 13, 2012

W. Virginia now has an injection earthquake problem


The well was initially licensed to inject fluid at a rate of 2,100 pounds per square inch of surface pressure, but the DEP cut that to just 200 pounds per square inch in August 2010 after the quakes.

Wow, that's a huge reduction in pressure, but who knows about the volume?  My big thing is that they should regulate both pressure and volume.

That's the big blue square.  It's most likely the megathrust east of Toronto.  It's amazing they started to kick up a fuss with such little activity.  I usually expect a lot more earthquake activity before somebody notices.  Perhaps everybody is getting sensitive.  :)

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