Earthquakes and Fracking
The Big one is coming, so they say. Every year we hear talk about the big earthquake that we are overdue for coming to California. The San Andreas fault line, one of the largest in the world has been under watch by scientists for many decades in hopes of predicting the big earthquake before it is too late. Just this week, many small tremors have been found deep under the ground and a new fault line was discovered.
These small tremors have made scientists nervous as the big earthquake can sink half of California. No one knows the reason for these tremors but every year they seem to be getting worse and worse. We can only pinpoint this to one reason- fracking. Fracking has been causing immense destruction to both the environment and the Earth below us. We do not see the damage done underneath the fracking sites as the damage cannot be see with the naked eye. With each fracking drill, the ground beneath us is being compromised causing weaknesses in the Earth’s mantle. This is a reason enough to warned on the dangers of fracking.
Earthquakes in the year 2016 have been more than any other year and it is in 2016 that fracking has picked up. We found the largest increase in fracking wells in 2016 than ever before. It is more important than ever before to lobby your government representative to stop fracking once and for all and to use only conventional extraction techniques to get the oil we need.