U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-26-2014, 04:57 PM
 
1,121 posts, read 817,384 times
Reputation: 2628

Advertisements

Oklahoma, United States has had: [SIZE=2](M1.5 or greater) [/SIZE]
  • 2 earthquakes today
  • 38 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 101 earthquakes in the past month
  • 351 earthquakes in the past year

earthquaketrack.com

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-26-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,793 posts, read 10,627,597 times
Reputation: 3751
Frack for the almighty dollar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2014, 04:03 AM
 
37,072 posts, read 38,285,292 times
Reputation: 14835
Quote:
Originally Posted by DinsdalePirahna View Post
Frack for the almighty dollar.
The earthquakes haven't been linked to production wells but instead wells they were using to dispose of waste water.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Ohio
18,014 posts, read 13,243,316 times
Reputation: 13822
Quote:
Originally Posted by bagster View Post
Oklahoma, United States has had: (M1.5 or greater)
  • 2 earthquakes today
  • 38 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 101 earthquakes in the past month
  • 351 earthquakes in the past year

earthquaketrack.com

I am not an expert, but I am fascinated by Plate Tectonics.

If you recall, we had earthquakes along the New Madrid Fault; followed by earthquakes in Arlington-Fairfax, Virginia area, Washington DC, Maryland; and now Oklahoma.

If I would be a betting man, I would bet the Hayward Fault is getting ready to pop.

People thought Oakland was bad? San Fransisco 1906?

Wait until the Hayward pops....you ain't seen nothing yet.

The Hayward is unique in that it's fault is visible and leaves an history of previous ruptures. They are cyclic, occurring ~150 years, and you are do for an earthquake, now....anytime.

There's a web-site on it run by California and some universities. They actually give guided tours of the fault-line.

Tectonically...

Mircea
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-01-2014, 08:37 PM
 
15,924 posts, read 16,853,526 times
Reputation: 7619
Quote:
Originally Posted by bagster View Post
Oklahoma, United States has had: [SIZE=2](M1.5 or greater) [/SIZE]
  • 2 earthquakes today
  • 38 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 101 earthquakes in the past month
  • 351 earthquakes in the past year

earthquaketrack.com

If the point you're trying to make is that it's something (fracking) that mankind has done within the past couple of years I suggest you read the seismic history of the state..

EARTHQUAKES

Also, from a Scientific American article:

Quote:
"There was a lot of deformation of the Earth here 300 million years ago that created huge geological structures in the subsurface that shift from time to time," Keller says. "We have an unstable situation here, and it's one reason why oil and gas is available here in the first place."

"I won't say that man's activity never ever caused the release of seismic stress, but hydro-fracks are such small things," Keller adds. "If we were talking a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake, that'd be different, but it's awfully hard to imagine a hydro-frack being involved with one of this size. We also have to determine if there were any frack jobs going on there right now, but I don't think there were—it didn't happen in an area of particularly active oil and gas exploration."
Did Fracking Cause Oklahoma's Largest Recorded Earthquake? - Scientific American
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-01-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
1,722 posts, read 1,831,209 times
Reputation: 1018
The Earth WILL be round again at one point, and covered completely in water.......... That's what gravity and plate tectonics does. :-) Heavy particles fall down, light particles cover them. Dirt is heavier than water, so.............

Hopefully not in our lifetime or any time soon, of course
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2014, 10:47 AM
 
37,072 posts, read 38,285,292 times
Reputation: 14835
Quote:
Originally Posted by beninfl View Post
The Earth WILL be round again at one point, and covered completely in water.......... That's what gravity and plate tectonics does. :-) Heavy particles fall down, light particles cover them. Dirt is heavier than water, so.............
I understand the height of the land is shifting all the time going down in some places but rising in others. I've never heard that it will eventually level off, is that the common theory? It certainly makes sense at least as far as gravity goes but you have other variables such as uplifting from colliding plates. We're eventually doomed to Costner's Water World?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
1,722 posts, read 1,831,209 times
Reputation: 1018
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post
I understand the height of the land is shifting all the time going down in some places but rising in others. I've never heard that it will eventually level off, is that the common theory? It certainly makes sense at least as far as gravity goes but you have other variables such as uplifting from colliding plates. We're eventually doomed to Costner's Water World?
Tectonic plates moving are doing just that, leveling things off. Pangea was our last super continent, and its been breaking apart for 300 million years now into what we see today. There's been way more super continents than just Pangea, too.

Pangaea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2014, 08:09 PM
 
15,924 posts, read 16,853,526 times
Reputation: 7619
I was under the impression that as one plate slid under another the result was mountains, not flat ground...

Lets bring some FACTS into what is turning into another laughable Science and Technology comedy thread:

Strange but True: Earth Is Not Round - Scientific American

I'll bet the Sun goes supernova before the Earth becomes perfectly round...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2014, 08:22 PM
 
2,364 posts, read 3,029,570 times
Reputation: 4606
I will bet a major asteroid/meteor will impact the Earth and cause massive destruction and a severe temperature shift causing a new ice age before the OP's theory happens as well as ending the debate on global warming.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top