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Subject: Re: Arkansas quakes
From: Kenneth De Nault kenneth.denault@.......
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:50:58 -0500

  And just how would these small quakes be increasing stress?  If one 
uses Holliser, CA as an example,  the small quakes and fault creep 
reduces stress build up. It does not increase the stress.

On 10/5/2011 12:06 PM, Canie wrote:
> It would take 27,000 magnitude 3's to relieve the stress of a mag 
> would take 729 MILLION magnitude 3s to relieve a magnitude 8..
> The only thing these smaller quakes do is to actually raise the stress 
> levels..
> Canie
> At 08:02 AM 10/5/2011, you wrote:
>> Probably not.  The release of energy in small amounts, by whatever 
>> cause, probably is good as it relieves stress.  Remember, there were 
>> some BIG earthquakes in the New Madrid area between December 1811 and 
>> February 1812.
>> If petroleum exploration and extraction is the cause of these seismic 
>> events, it is probably doing a great service to the area. by 
>> relieving stress in small increments.
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