Earthquake hazard area from injection wells expands with evidence for additional mechanism

This is a fascinating new study of the earthquakes in Oklahoma related to fluid injection. I have not seen it out in the media yet. The 2016 Mw5.1 Fairview, Oklahoma earthquakes: Evidence for long-range poroelastic triggering at >40 km from fluid disposal wells T.H.W. Goebel, M. Weingarten, X. Chen, J. Haffener, E.E. Brodsky. Earth and Planetary…

Everyone panic. Or not.

A few weeks ago, I moved my desk next to an upstairs window overlooking a Bradford pear tree. For the past 3 weeks, when I sat at the desk during the day, periodically, a flock of about 50 starlings would swoop in and land on the tree,  devouring the shriveled fruits up like grapes. Then,…

Animals hearing the earth whispers again

Earthquake in Illinois! Is this the end times? Hot-underground-fictional-place-for-sinners, no! And, I’ll go on record to say End Times stories are totally silly. The world has been going downhill since we humans got here in (more-or-less) present form a million years ago. Enough of that tangent. It was just to get attention anyway. It’s pretty…

Nasty business of disaster prediction

There is a news release posted via Science Daily entitled “Large Earthquakes May Broadcast Warnings, But Is Anyone Tuning In To Listen?” This is exactly the point I’ve made previously in my series of posts and published in Intermediate States: The Anomalist No. 13. Previously, conventionally, seismologists have concentrated on seismic signals as precursors. That has…