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Subject: Re: M 6.0 Event Gulf Of Mexico
From: Ben Bradley benbradley@...............
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:59:48 -0400

jonfr500@......... wrote:
> Hi
> The location of the earthquake in a gulf of Mexico is intresting.
> There have been other earthquakes happening on the planet that where
> in unusual locations (see my earlyer email for details). But this one
> is the strongest one I know about at the moment. Emsc-csem puts this
> earthquake at 2km depth, more details here,

    Firstly, let me "qualify" myself: I have at best only a layman's 
knowledge of geology, and this question is an attempt to learn something.

    I noticed this news report several days ago concerning a large oil 
reserve found in the Gulf of Mexico. Quoting a pertinent sentence: 
"...the announcement of a test well that sustained a flow rate of more 
than 6,000 barrels a day is a boon to Western oil companies." Could this 
have any possible relation to the gulf earthquake?  Has there ever been 
a correlation found between oil drilling/pumping and earthquakes?

> Regards. Jón Frímann. 


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