Several small earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.8 to 3.8 have rattled the north-central Arkansas cities of Greenbrier and Guy this week, and the cause is unknown.
The U.S. Geological Survey has reported more than 30 earthquakes in the area since Sunday, including a magnitude 3.8 quake Thursday morning and at least 16 others occurring Wednesday, two of which were magnitude 3.2 and 3.5. More than 700 quakes have occurred in the region over the past six months.
Here is what I think is happening there are links so you can go check it out yourself and draw your own ideas.
a little back ground:
The Pine Bluff Arsenal, which calls itself “America’s Arsenal”, is that it is one of the World’s most specialized munitions and chemical-biological defense products and services bases which Russia had previously accused of not fully reporting the chemical agents removed from Iraq, between 2003 and 2008, and taken to the US for testing and subsequent destruction.
According to this report, the US relocated from Iraq to the Pine Bluff Arsenal an estimated 63,000 metric tonnes of the poisonous gas Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.
Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population.
Here is what happen in Ohio
Seismologists believe that millions of gallons of hazardous waste injected nine years ago into a 1.8 kilometer-deep well
Are leaking into the surrounding rock pores and causing local earthquakes
In Ashtabula Township, Ohio. The liquid waste was injected under high
Pressure into the well from 1986 to 1993. The fluid naturally found pores
And cracks to fill, but in this case seems to have given an ancient unknown
Fault the lubrication necessary to slip.
The industrial port city on Lake Erie experienced its first known
Earthquake swarm about a year after the well began receiving waste.
Before that time, no record existed of an earthquake ever striking within
30 kilometers of the township. Then a magnitude-3.8 quake with multiple
aftershocks struck on July 13, 1987. John Armbruster and Leonardo
Seeber, both of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia
University in Palisades, N.Y., immediately started investigating the
earthquakes and determined the epicenters were only 700 meters from the well.
Epicenter locations for earthquakes greater than magnitude 2.0 in Ashtabula, Ohio, from
1987 through 2001. Courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
They discovered a previously unknown strike-slip fault at a depth of about 2 kilometers. Now, they say, the injected
fluids have migrated further from the well and are triggering the slip of a second fault, about 4.5 kilometers away but
still around 2 kilometers deep.
“The injection well is of concern because it reaches the depth where earthquakes can occur,”
other related information:
Christian D. Klose of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, reports that over 200 quakes can be attributed to mankind’s activity in National Geographic. The most severe example was a quake of magnitude 5.6 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, an area not prone to seismic activity. The quake hit on December 28, 1989, killing 13 people, injuring 160, and causing US$3.5 billion in damages–more than the entire value of the coal mined over the life of the Newcastle operation. Klose suggests that similar activity could be caused by CO2 sequestration, the process of pumping CO2 into deep underground reservoirs.
this is what happen in Colorado
Inject Liquid Into the Ground: In 1961, the Army decided that the best way to dispose of toxic waste from napalm production (among other things) was to drill a 12,000-foot-deep well in the Rocky Mountains and inject the bad stuff down it into the crust of the Earth. From 1962 to 1966, the Army deposited 165 million gallons of toxic waste into this hole in the Earth. Unfortunately, the injections probably triggered earthquakes in the region, and the Army shut the operation down. As seismologist Dave Wolny explained, “If you are doing deep well injection, you are altering the stress on the underlying rocks and at some point, the stress will be relieved by generating an earthquake.” http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/06/top-5-ways-that/
During mid- to late-1965, a series of earthquakes rocked the Denver area. According to the December 19, 1965, Denver Post, “Deep well pumping at Rocky Mountain Arsenal [may] be responsible for the Denver area earthquakes…” A theory supported by many of the nation’s geologists held that the fluids being pumped into the ground via the Pressure Injection Disposal Well since 1962 acted as a lubricant, allowing large blocks of stone beneath the earth to shift more easily.
Now just a thought ? could the earthquakes in Arkansas be caused by the Pressure Injection Disposal Well located in the area of the earth quakes? and The Pine Bluff Arsenal, which calls itself “America’s Arsenal” could this toxic gas be release by these earthquakes and could this be the reason for the fish and bird kills in Arkansas? remember the birds had breast trauma and this Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode. you decide…..