Tag: disposal wells
Earthquakes in Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Oklahoma and Texas – what’s important to know.
February 22, 2023
A very big earthquake occurred on February 6, 2023 near the border between Turkey and Syria, and it rocked the world. Its magnitude was 7.8 and it devastated closely spaced buildings. The death toll has risen to 48,000. This is as many US soldiers who died in the Vietnam war.
These big quakes are rare: … More “Earthquakes in Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Oklahoma and Texas – what’s important to know.”
Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas.
March 23, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Where are the Kansas earthquakes? • Disposal wells cause earthquakes. • What about earthquake insurance? • But earthquakes go along with economic development. • Regulations that worked. • Map of earthquakes versus disposal well locations.
I’ve written about earthquakes in Oklahoma, caused mainly by the oil-and-gas industry (see HERE and … More “Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas.”
The Edmond Earthquakes
August 5, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A series of earthquakes in Edmond yesterday. • The stats on these earthquakes. • Are earthquakes declining in Oklahoma? • Other pockets of induced earthquakes in the USA.
Just to clarify: each of my blogs centers on one of three things: (1) Inspiration and Hope, or (2) Science and Energy, … More “The Edmond Earthquakes”
Is Fracking responsible for Earthquakes?
June 11, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Earthquakes in my Iphone. • Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes. • Largest earthquake in Oklahoma was missed by forecasters. • Earthquakes are declining with time in Oklahoma. • What are the chances of a big one? • What to do if you are in the path of the big one.
What is Oklahoma’s government doing about fracking and earthquakes?
February 2, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The latest on fracking and earthquakes in Oklahoma. • The role of Oklahoma’s government in dealing with this problem. • Keys to problem-solving: diversity and collaboration.
THE GOVERNOR IS MARY FALLIN. THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IS MICHAEL TEAGUE. Wait, Energy and Environment together??? These two are usually on … More “What is Oklahoma’s government doing about fracking and earthquakes?”
Earthquake! Largest-ever in Oklahoma! Today!
September 3, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Where was the earthquake? • Were there after-shocks in that area? • What causes earthquakes in Oklahoma? • To find out more about fracking and earthquakes.
EARTHQUAKES HAVE BEEN DECLINING IN OKLAHOMA, since the Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued a plan in February 2016 to cut volumes of saltwater disposal by … More “Earthquake! Largest-ever in Oklahoma! Today!”
Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3
March 5, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Four-year old boy illustrates how oil molecule travels through shale rock. • Oklahoma in 2015 recorded six times as many earthquakes as California. • Most of these earthquakes are a result of oil and gas activities. • Is fracking causing the earthquakes?
Earlier articles on Some truths about Fracking, Part … More “Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3”
Some Fracking Truths, Part 2.
October 27, 2015
What’s in this article about fracking truths? • The revolution that is shale gas and shale oil. • Do fracs contaminate surface water? • Disposal wells…..and earthquakes.
Fracking Truths: The revolution that is shale gas or shale oil has been successful because many frac treatments are pumped one at a time along the length of … More “Some Fracking Truths, Part 2.”
Oklahoma Wild: Tornadoes and Earthquakes
May 7, 2015
If you’re goin’ to Oklahoma, don’t go in the month of May!
If you live in Oklahoma or Kansas, please be careful today or tomorrow (May 7 and 8, 2015). Tornado Alley forms in May, and stretches from Texas north to Nebraska. It includes Kansas and Oklahoma.
But Oklahoma always seems to get hit the … More “Oklahoma Wild: Tornadoes and Earthquakes”
Some Truths about Fracking, Part 1
March 27, 2014
Definitions: Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, a process where water (or similar liquid) is pumped down a well under high pressure. It is a proven technology in use for over 60 years. The pressure splits the rock like an axe splits a log, and creates fractures (cracks) in the rock containing the oil or gas.