Is the Big One coming? Are all the bridges gonna collapse? Are we all gonna die? That, alas, is not quite the focus of this talk by seismologist Justin L. Rubinstein, deputy chief of the USGS Induced Seismicity Project. He'll focus instead on how oil and gas production is causing the ground to rumble in places it didn't before—like, uhh, Oklahoma. (The Sooner State had more magnitude-3 and larger earthquakes in 2014 than California.) The good thing about human-caused earthquakes? We might be able to stop them.
Jun 02, 2016 at 7:00 PM