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.”
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?”
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.