Seismologist: "Indonesian Tsunami (Ascension) Tripped by Exxon-Mobil Works
--- In free-energy, "Sterling D. Allan" wrote:
Thanks for submitting your comment. I've posted it on the site along with
my feedback as follows:
I find a telling contradiction in two adjoining sentences: "Exxon had
nothing to do with this earthquake or any other earthquake. It is true that
small to moderate quakes have been produced by damming rivers and by
extracting or injecting fluids into the ground."
This causes me to question your objectivity, defending Exxon on the one
as having never caused an earthquake, yet in the very next breath saying
that extracting or injecting fluids into the ground has caused earthquakes.
I do not believe that more shallow subduction zones have no effect on the
deeper subduction zones. To me, that would be like someone saying, "The
moon has no effect on the earth. It is too far away." I don't buy it,
despite your credentials. I've seen too many times when the professionals
err while the common man sees clearly. Think Titanic.
Sterling D. Allan
Executive Director, PES Network Inc
----- Original Message -----
From: "Agnew, James" <James.Agnew@c...>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: "Indonesian Tsunami Probably Tripped by Exxon-Mobil Works"
I can assure you that the M9.0 earthquake was entirely natural, occurring on
a subduction zone many miles beneath the surface of the earth - much
than man has ever drilled. These types of earthquakes have occurred millions
of times in the geologic past and will continue to occur into the
foreseeable future. It's called Plate Tectonics, and Man has nothing to do
with it. Oil & gas are often found at subduction zones. Exxon had nothing to
do with this earthquake or any other earthquake. It is true that small to
moderate quakes have been produced by damming rivers and by extracting
injecting fluids into the ground, but an earthquake of this magnitude is
entirely naturally-produced through the subduction process.
James D. Agnew, M.S.
California Geological Survey
801 K St., MS 13-35
Sacramento, CA 95814-3531
Tel. (916) 323-4282