I lived in San Francisco for five years. Lucky me, I’d been there all of 5 stinking weeks when the Great Quake of 1989 hit. I was on the top floor of a 3 floor wooden walk up in North Beach when it hit. I’ve made a casual, non-scientific study of them ever since.
Let me tell you something about earthquakes these geniuses that are supposedly experts deny – The butterfly theory is in play with them. (The theory says, basically, that if a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Australia, it effects the air in America because the simple act of pushing the air around, in the aggregate, travels.) Earthquake scientists insist that because different quakes are on different tectonic plates that one does not necessarily precipitate another but that’s BULLCR*P.
Oklahoma just had a major quake over night, 5.6. Oklahoma! What was it, two weeks ago, that Turkey had one? This happens over, and over, and over again. These plates shift and slosh like duckies on bathtub water. It’s just an economy of scale, but they are floating on the same liquid surface. One duckie gets nudged, and, eventually the duckie furthest from it is going to feel it, isn’t it?
UPDATE Sunday, November 6, 2011, Noon Eastern: Evidently FRACKING is being blamed for the OK earthquake. *Sigh* And conservatives are conspiracy theorists? We’re anti-science? Good grief… Gang! Stop it! Such a theory is not only utterly untethered to reality, it’s yet another extension of your gargantuan narcissism. It’s not all about you, okay? The world, the climate, the frickin’ tectonic plates, are l-i-t-e-r-a-l-l-y unmoved by your fabulousness or in the inverse, conservative un-fabulousness, okay? The world does not revolve around you, no matter what your mother told you or how many trophies you got just for showing up – and being fabulous! Jeezuz. This fracking theory is yet another indication of your insufferable, over-weening, liberal-paternalism egos. Knock it off.
UPDATE II Sunday, November 6, 2011, 12:36 Eastern: I just realized the irony to my update. I eviscerated the Left for their unproven theory that fracking led to the OK earthquake as an appendage to a post on my unproven theory that Turkey’s earthquake led to the OK earthquake. Not wanting to be accused of lacking self-awareness, like I regularly accuse the Left of doing, I thought I’d better own up to that… but I think my theory could beat up their theory 😉