News Analysis: Allegedly Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) of Sediments deep underground by using high pressure water and/or chemicals causes additional stress therein; these are said to be ‘Conditions Precedent’ for Seisms. As more time passes, and additional testing for Earthquakes takes place, will other States declare like Ohio, U.S.A., State Authorities and say “Fracking” Causes Seismic Events? Time will tell.
We think much more Problematic Possibilities occur around the ENTIRE GLOBE with what occurs: which we call “‘Accupressure’ of the Earth”. “Sky Scrapers” being built singularly or en masse in confined locales, i.e., Commercial Centers of Cities causes Great Stress, we think. The PRODIGIOUS MASS of each “Sky Scraper” causes pressure to directly underlying Sub-Strata (Much like a person standing on the edge of a Diving Board; it bends profoundly). We think that “Where the diver is standing on the board (Base, Middle, or End)” is of importance to Deflection as is his mass; so too are “Sky Scrapers” over their Sub-Strata.
A large stress by a building might have less effect to that which is underneath, in a particular locale, yet caused severe deflection of the Sub-Strata located elsewhere (that is: “It’s MASS LOCATION relative to the particular Sub-Strata may be Critical and cause Earth Quakes OVER TIME). Much as a Tectonic Plate may “Dive Under” another Plate, Fracturing of part of the Plate (Seism) relieves pressure build-up. So too, pressure build-up due to “Sky Scrapers” being erected over a particular Sub-Strata may cause it to deflect and release pressure MANY miles away.
Perhaps, New York City, with its multitudes of such “Monsters”, while built on Granite, is stressing other geologies, far afield. If for example, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was struck with a huge Earthquake, would it be connected to the stress caused by the vaunted ” Big Apple”?
Since Ohio, U.S.A., State Authorities declare: “‘Fracking’ Causes Seismic Events” what would they think about Chicago, Illinois, “Sky Scrapers” stressing ‘The Buckeye State’?
Geologists, who Scientifically Test Our Postulation, will have to be undaunted by severe attacks by “Vested Construction Interests” of Bankers, Insurance Companies, and Real Estate Developers. To some, “The Truth Hurts”.
Seismologists must “Think Outside The Box” and investigate our “Acupressure of the Earth” Theorem since, if verified, its effects may be profound. We offer It to those, with an Open Mind, who seek the Technical Truth.