Tag Archives: Geotech

Fracking and earthquakes

From the website Science Daily (here). How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town’s First 100 Earthquakes Aug. 19, 2013 — Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, … Continue reading

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EQC drilling update

EQC have updated information on their drilling programme here. The information covers: Major drilling program completed Shallow geotechnical investigations (useful for those who don’t need a major geotechnical investigation). Accessing a copy of the shallow geotechnical investigation findings .

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Geotech update from Southern Response

Southern response have released an update on their geotechnical testing here. .

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Maps of lateral spreading and other earthquake effects in Avonside

Courtesy of a blog reader I have discovered a Tonkin & Taylor report on lateral spread in the Avonside Area. The full title is Appendix M: Avonside study area – lateral spreading. The EQC website is currently closed however you … Continue reading

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Wastewater injection caused a 5.7 earthquake in the USA

Injection of water into the ground by the oil industry has been considered a threat to land stability by many. It is dismissed by those who benefit from the oil extraction associated with fracking, and the disposal of waste fluids … Continue reading

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