Fracking triggering electric earthquakes?
Does the whole process of fracking where massive amounts of water, sand, chemicals are forced into the earths layers change the electromagnetic nature of that part of the Earth?
Gas shale fracking also physically changes the structure of the strata. Also, if you are taking out natural gas and materials then you are also changing the physical, electrical properties of the earth.
If you change the earth by putting in materials that could act as dielectrics, conductors, diodes, resistors etc can you create a man made earthquake?
And if earthquakes are electric then could that mean that shale gas extraction through fracking could trigger or cause earthquakes?
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“They’ve been generally getting larger, higher magnitude than it was before,” he said. “This was the biggest one yet.”
“You can put two and two together,” said Howard Yale, a retired Boeing toolmaker. “You just can’t put all that water undergound under high pressure and not expect something to happen.”
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