I want to get back to a previous post
Chikyu-'Earth' in Japanese - Boring holes into the Earth's Mantle
If you read through that post, I ended with these questions/thoughts
I don't know if this is related to the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, that brought the disaster that is Fukushima on.
It does however sound extremely destabilizing, in my opinion.
Perhaps earthquake inducing. I saw mention of tectonic plates in a number of articles.
The whole thing just makes me go. Hm!??
I won't rehash the entire post, I only encourage its reading. Take a look at the pictures included.
Chikyu is boring enormous holes into Earth's Mantle. Very near or on fault lines and tectonic plates. Is sounds as destabilizing and earthquake inducing, to me now, as it did when I originally put that post up.
You may wonder, why I am rehashing this? Glad your thinking that. Because an interesting and possibly related news story caught my eye today.
A mining company has halted drilling for shale gas in England after scientists said two small earthquakes might be linked to the controversial process, known as hydraulic fracturing.
The British Geological Survey recorded a 1.5 magnitude quake Friday near Blackpool in northwest England, within 1.2 miles of the gas exploration site. A 2.3 magnitude quake was recorded last month.
Cuadrilla Resources said it had stopped hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of extracting gas by pummeling rocks deep underground with high-pressure water, sand and chemicals — while it studied data from the quakes and consulted with experts
Environment group calls for fracking procedure to be banned after safety concerns over minor earthquakes in Lancashire.
A company using "fracking" to drill for gas in Lancashire has had to suspend operations following a 1.5 magnitude earthquake near Blackpool on Friday.
It is the second earthquake to strike Lancashire since April, and experts say it may be a result of the controversial practice, a process of drilling for natural shale gas which involves injecting water and rock-dissolving fluids underground at extremely high pressure to break apart hard shale rocks and release gas.
If fracking can cause earthquakes, what the hell can drilling on the level, or should I say at the depths, of Chikyu do? Into the earths mantle and tectonic plates? Fracking doesn't even touch these depths or areas?