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Subject: Re: M 6.0 Event Gulf Of Mexico
From: "wildboar" wildboar@..............
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 09:45:35 -0400

I'm from Florida, and your question below is exactly mine...anyone with 
information on this?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Bradley" 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: M 6.0 Event Gulf Of Mexico

> 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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