Friday, September 30, 2011

Earthquakes and Oil


or gas.  There has always been a connection.  It's just a matter of how big things can get.  If you have randomly fractured rock, in a low stress setting, maybe you don't get anything over an M4.  If you activate a mechanism, there is no limit, like Arkansas.  They could have brought that right up to an M7!


Anonymous said...

The problem with Arkansas is you had the same level of earthquakes long before you had any kind of oil/gas fracking.

Harold Asmis said...

Well, I wrote quite a bit about it. It's quiet now, but it could have been a contender!

You could write about how it was all a random thing.