Ways humans cause earthquakes

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    Humans cause many earthquakes and they all have to do with water. The worst such a quake was a 7,9.

    Here are some causes:

    1.) "Fracking":
    Fracking causes a lot of slop and this water is being pumped into the earth with much pressure (grouting). The caused quakes are not as worse as natural ones but they take place much more close to the surface.

    2.) Geothermal power plants:
    Also geothermal power plants are grouting water into the earth, cold water.

    3. Large dams:
    Large dams create large lakes. The more water the lake carries, the more pressure occurs.

    Here´s more:
    Induced seismicity - Wikipedia


    Increase of earthquakes in the US, mostly caused by Fracking:
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    True, but the one in Iran back in the mid-2000's was done when a Therapist at work landed on her behind here in Houston!!!

    I mean not thirty minutes later Iran was shaking!!!

    All joking aside I do agree man is causing many of these quakes today and one day will set off a big one...
     
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    Did you read the whole article?...or just the part that seemed to support your invalid point?

    From your link0 :Range Resources seems to now be distancing itself from its lawyer’s remarks, insisting the gag order applies only to the parents.
    “Those comments are not accurate from our former outside counsel and are not reflective of our interpretation of the settlement,” wrote spokesman Matt Pittzarella in an email to StateImpact. The seven and ten year olds are free to discuss whatever they wish now and when they are of age.”

     
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    The OP needs some real responsibilities in life.... would stop worrying about st00pid shit.

    Anyway, nobody thinks humans cause earthquakes.:113:. This forum serves to prove the point that there is a sucker born every day.
     
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    Incredible level of denial. Psychological interesting.
     
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    Meh..... if it's not on anybody's radar it's a moot point.

    Lol.... show us some evidence that people even care about this!:cul2::cul2::deal:

    Links please!
     
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    Your claims are very weak according to USGS:

    Induced Earthquakes

    "Fact 1: Fracking is NOT causing most of the induced earthquakes. Wastewater disposal is the primary cause of the recent increase in earthquakes in the central United States.

    Wastewater disposal wells typically operate for longer durations and inject much more fluid than hydraulic fracturing, making them more likely to induce earthquakes. In Oklahoma, which has the most induced earthquakes in US, only 1-2% of the earthquakes can be linked to hydraulic fracturing operations. The remaining earthquakes are induced by wastewater disposal."
     
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    And what is the composition of that 'wastewater'? About 10% fracking fluids, and the rest is mostly salt water from oil wells.
     
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    It is clear you didn't read the article.
     
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