April 3, 2012

Oklahoma 4.0

This morning it was drizzly olutside, and I didn't really want to do anything. Nor did I have a To Do List for the day. So I decided to start reading a book that I had bought on Amazon a few months ago. It is called Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God by Amos Nur. I have gotten to the third chapter, and thus far it is very interesting. Right now he's just presenting the background information so that he can present his point. But it completely makes sense, and opens up a whole different aspect of the preconcieved  problems people have with combining Archaeology and Geology. Previously, I didn't even think there was an issue between the two groups of scientists.

Great book. Read it if you get the chance. Anyway, to the point of this post. The part that I thought was really kind of nuts. I had taken a break to go check on some things, and got on the computer to check my email, the news, etc. I was on www.BeastWatchNews.com and she had a link to the latest drought monitor image that has been published, so I spent a few minutes looking at that. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Then, since I hadn't really checked in a while, I went to the USGS earthquake monitor. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/

I discovered that this morning in Oklahoma there had been a M4.0 earthquake. I looked it up to see if there was any local news coverage. I haven't found much. But what I did find was this interesting article:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/432012-4-0-magnitude-earthquake-at-oklahoma-fracking-operation-surrounding-u-s-army-ammunition-depot/

It's got Google Earth screenshots showing where the earthquake was in relation to a nearby Army Ammo Depot and the frack wells that are on either side of the depot. Is that something odd to think about or what?

Anyway, I'm not making any specific connections, or whatever. I just thought it was really kind of interesting that I had decided to read this book about devastating past earthquakes, and then there was this earthquake almost directly under an Army Depot. It's a good thing it wasn't any more powerful than it was. Talk about some devastating damage!

So there's my random thought for the day. :-) I guess it's about time I posted one anyhow, so there ya go. :-) BTW, yesterday was the 10th of Aviv, so ya'll make sure you've got your lamb for Pesach on Friday.

Blessings, Me

2 comments:

  1. Know of any search engines where you can find these sites close to a zip code? That is just a little too close for comfort. Be blessed!

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  2. You can check your state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) site. I've seen several that have access to maps and such.

    Also check out the NRDC site here:
    http://www.nrdc.org/health/drilling/

    As of yet, I have not seen a "search engine" perse.

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