Saturday, August 11, 2012

Texas actually looked at injection earthquakes


Of those, 23 were located within about two miles (3.2 km) of high-volume injection wells that pumped more than 150,000 barrels per month of water underground, Frohlich wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

I am amazed.  As I've said, the whole injection earthquake thing seems to be over.  Somehow I can't believe that they have cut down on injection.  So most likely, they have abandoned sites with 'rough' faults (lots of little earthquakes before a big one), and have gone to 'smooth' faults (no warning).

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