Thursday, April 19, 2012

M5.6 Earthquake Now Attributed to Injection


"This is part of a growing number of cases of earthquakes caused by fluid injection — and if it was found to be linked, this would be the largest," said Steve Horton, a research scientist at the University of Memphis's Center for Earthquake Research and Information.

Yeah, I love this guy!  This lifts the 'glass ceiling' for injection earthquakes.  For some reason everybody was putting limits (such as M3) without any physics.  The reality is that you can go as big as you want, just like the M7's growing under Oklahoma City and Arkansas.  It's just like digging at the toe of a huge potential landslide.  Maybe it goes....

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