Earthquake



  • Anybody experience the quake today? Crazy! I thought a bomb hit my house. Was so loud! 4.5. We’ve had several, felt 3 of them.



  • That’s gotta be great for structural integrity. Did minor quakes start the gas explosions in Hutch years ago or was that something else?



  • Fracking?



  • @mayjay could be



  • @dylans I don’t think there were quakes then.



  • mayjay said:

    Fracking?

    Not likely. Saltwater disposal is what causes most of the quakes in Kansas. It’s not easy for the fear mongers to scare people with saltwater, so you hear about fracking. However if they (media) would talk about the real problem maybe someone would fix it!



  • Crimsonorblue22 said:

    @dylans I don’t think there were quakes then.

    How about now with the underground shifting? Did they fix that problem? It was crazy when Hutch was blowing up seemingly without reason.



  • @dylans yeah it was crazy, I remember it was west of town where they blamed it on.



  • dylans said:

    mayjay said:

    Fracking?

    Not likely. Saltwater disposal is what causes most of the quakes in Kansas. It’s not easy for the fear mongers to scare people with saltwater, so you hear about fracking. However if they (media) would talk about the real problem maybe someone would fix it!

    @dylans Thank you for debunking the “Fracking causes earth quakes” theory. I know saltwater disposal regulations were tightened in both Kansas and Oklahoma a few years ago when we were having so many quakes. We didn’t feel the quake on Sunday near Hutchinson; I’m a little surprised we didn’t because we’re not that far from Hutch.



  • Why is there a need for saltwater disposal in Kansas? Seriously, since I don’t get the news from there. What is up with that? Who is disposing of it, and where?



  • @mayjay frackers. Totally unrelated to fracking though.

    They aren’t pumping saltwater in from the ocean, in other words.



  • @mayjay Saltwater is produced by the gas wells as a byproduct. It is just in the gas formations. It contains toxins - mostly h2so4 and crude oil, so it needs disposed of safely. Back in an empty gas well hole seems like a good place, but it causes earthquakes if injected too fast (doesn’t take much).



  • Well, I can sure see how it isn’t caused by fracking. Kind of how air pollution is not caused by internal combustion engines–it is caused instead by the interaction of certain gasses and particulates with other gasses, water and matter in the atmosphere.



  • @mayjay ? I guess if there was no fracking the oil well would stop producing and there would be no salt to dispose of so there would be no earthquakes? Fracking is no more responsible for the earthquakes than cars are. Ultimately fracking is responsible for air pollution and the destruction of mankind by that logic I suppose.


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