Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Reservoir-induced earthquake"

My mother sent out an email about this, and I was skeptical at first, but I guess it might be a real concept.


Earthquakes that are ready to go can be triggered by many different things such as mine activity, or injection of fluid into an oil well to push the oil. Recently there has been a lot of discussion among geologists about the possibility of tidal triggering of quakes.

Most earth scientists agree that reservoir-triggered earthquakes do happen...
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/02/chinaquake/

Also,
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE55I0U720090619

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