Largest earthquake in 35 years hits Arkansas

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    GREENBRIER, Ark. – The central Arkansas town of Greenbrier has been plagued for months by hundreds of small earthquakes, and after being woken up by the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years, residents said Monday they're unsettled by the increasing severity and lack of warning.


    The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 11 p.m. Sunday, centered just northeast of Greenbrier, about 40 miles north of Little Rock. It was the largest of more than 800 quakes to strike the area since September in what is now being called the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110301/ap_on_re_us/us_arkansas_earthquakes
     
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  3. DeepThinker

    DeepThinker Find Kyron

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    wow...things that make you go hmmmmmm.....
     
  4. mommy23

    mommy23 There is no original thought....

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    Interesting... When we were looking for places to move last year, It came down to Little rock, or Colorado springs..... Glad we picked colorado!
     
  5. IWannaKnow

    IWannaKnow New Member

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    Fracking!
     
  6. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    Could it be fracking near an unknown fault? A chain of events that starts with man and ends with waking up mother nature in the wrong way.
     
  7. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Wow! This is scary. Arkansas is my neighbor to the North.
    I've never heard of earthquakes in Arkansas before.
     
  8. IWannaKnow

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/06/fracking-arkansas-earthquakes_n_831633.html

    'Fracking' Disposal Sites Suspended, Likely Linked To Arkansas Earthquakes
    By SARAH EDDINGTON
    03/ 4/11 01:07 PM

     
  9. krimekat

    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    New Madrid Seismic Zone: Earthquakes that occur in the New Madrid Seismic Zone potentially threaten parts of seven American states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.

    Nothing new to us . . . little quakes all the time, yet getting stronger & stronger. I don't for one minute believe it is due to fracking
     
  10. IWannaKnow

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    krimekat - They proved in Dallas in early 2000's that the deep disposal wells located near fault lines were causing earthquakes in north central Texas where they did not have earthquakes before. They suspended injecting the disposal water and the earthquakes stopped. Given that they are injecting soooooo near a major fault.....

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100310134158.htm
    Texas Earthquakes: Operation of Saltwater Injection Disposal Well in Area Was a 'Plausible Cause'
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2010)

    This post in another thread discusses this further:
    More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Arkansas Sky - Page 15 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Not to say we might not be getting lied to, but this seems plausible to me.
     
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    I didn't realize that fracking was a real word! I thought it was just another word for an expletive for t.v. purposes. Thanks to Battlestar Gallactica!
     

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