Ban fracking, rock concerts and football matches!

Posted: April 11, 2022 by oldbrew in Earthquakes, fracking, humour, opinion
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And heavy vehicles – or armies – from bridges, obviously.
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If the government is banning fracking for producing imperceptible tremors then it should be consistent and not allow the seismic carnage caused by rock concerts or football matches for that matter, jokes Net Zero Watch.

When many members of the public think about fracking their very next thought is likely to be “earthquakes.”

That’s because in the public’s perception fracking is a danger – nobody wants an induced earthquake just as nobody would want an induced volcanic eruption or tidal wave.

Nature is capricious enough to be threatening if you live in certain parts of the world. We don’t want earthquakes near Blackpool or Burnley, do we?

That’s the problem with the word earthquake. A better term is micro-seismicity and when viewed that way such events are everywhere.
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Now, have you ever wondered why armies break step on a bridge?

Full article here.

  1. […] Ban fracking, rock concerts and football matches! […]

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Resonates with me.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Fracking ‘Unlikely’ to Cause Dangerous Earthquakes in the UK – Report

    A study that will inform a government review of fracking has found that the controversial gas extraction process poses little risk of creating dangerous earthquakes in the United Kingdom.
    . . .
    Instead, the process is likely to create much smaller tremors similar to those experienced when coal was actively mined in the UK.

    “We lived with them without much concern during the coal mining era,” The Telegraph reports Prof Richard Davies, the petroleum geologist at Newcastle University as saying.

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    Re earthquakes:
    I’ve lived through 3 in the last 3 years. The first of 3.2 magnitude (at 10 km. depth) which I heard and dismissed as a heavy truck on the nearby main road. Didn’t notice any shaking etc.
    The second was on March 8 this year (3.8 magnitude 10 km.) which I also heard. Quite loud and I wondered what it was, again thinking it might be a large truck close by.
    The last was at the end of March (2.5 magnitude) which I slept through having dosed off in front of the TV the there was nothing on (even the power).
    The area of Adelaide (esp the Adelaide Hills) have a few earthquakes the biggest being a 5.4 back in 1954(?) which resulted in structural damage.

    And for evidence of the recent damage (from a 3.0 magnitude) I refer you to the picture in

  5. ivan says:

    When I was working in Papaya new Guinea back in the 60s we got a quake every few days. I was told it was nothing to worry about until the house shook enough to cause the internal doors to swing closed and open again.

    After being in one of those – the whole house was rocking, I have never been able to understand what the greennies were talking about with quakes from fracking.

    By the way, is Wytch Farm still producing fracked oil and gas?

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