Human Activity | Drilling i.e. Fracking: Definitive Cause of Earthquakes |

In the process of researching the book I’m writing, I came across information written by geologists regarding disaster preparedness around earthquakes. “FAULTLINES WEAVING THEIR WAY ACROSS SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA“. They are mostly focusing on earthquake activity in Australia, with reference to activity in China as well.

This information corroborates several earlier posts I’ve made regarding the environment, and the treacherous activities that companies are involved in to provide energy, with profit motives and shortsighted goals that are careless and reckless. I’m not leaning on a ‘political’ side of the fence but stating the facts. We need to conscientiously change our behavior, and proactively look at how our actions affect our carbon footprint.

As it is stated here in this article about faultlines in Australia
Map_World_Tectonic_Plates

While most seismic activity is associated with the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates, human activity is without question also involved.

Four main activities contribute to this phenomenon: constructing large dams and buildings, drilling and injecting liquid into wells, and by coal mining and oil drilling.

Waking a Sleeping Giant: Human-induced Earthquakes by Johnny Kilroy on January 21, 2010

Geohazards

Attention has been focused lately on the risk of earthquakes from human activity. A number of studies suggest that geothermal drilling, mining, groundwater-extraction or injection, reservoir filling, nuclear explosions, and enormous man-made structures may all be responsible for seismic events.

“There is no simple answer with regard to geothermal energy production and human triggered earthquakes,” Dr. Klose said. “It all depends on the geology, tectonic situation and production plan.”

Read more: http://tenthmil.com/campaigns/energy/waking_a_sleeping_giant_human_induced_earthquakes#ixzz2F3IfadQw