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The problem with earthquakes as i see it. 1) they happen
when you aren't expecting it 2) there is a lot of pent up
force so when they do happen they are big movements.
I think a resolution to both of these problems would be
devise a means triggering small ear quakes on a
scheduled basiss ever
50 years or so, this would not only
release the pressure before it got to great, but it would
also allow citizens advanced notice so they could
evacuate, or otherwise prepare themselves on the day.
||I'm not so sure. I don't know if I'd evacuate if I had
forewarning of an earthquake. Quite the reverse, in
||I play loud music spontaneously. Scheduled ear quakes
wouldn't be fun. And I listen much more frequently than
your proposed schedule.
||We have the technology to do this. All we need to do is
drill wells along every fault line, and pump water in.
This literally lubricates the fault, and makes it easier to
||The problem is the FIRST earthquake that happens as a
result of doing this, along each locked fault line. For
example the faults that caused the 1906 San Francisco
quake have been locked for 100 years, and now have a
lot of stress. There will be a major quake when the
fault slips, and we have no way to cause a limited slip.
||And of course if we don't do this thing, deliberately
causing the quake now, we will eventually get an even
bigger quake, when it naturally finally slips. This is
called a "lose-lose" situation.
||[Veronon] One way to deal with the problem of the
first quake is to only start the scheduled quakes
after a major natural quake on that fault line.
||[bob], you're being paid by the natural gas fracking industry,
||A huge vehicle, all decorated in speakers and black, pulls up
into the driveway. A burly figure in black jeans, boots,
tanktop, shades & Stetson clambers out, and walks up to
the house with a large - very large - 4 string guitar slung at
||"I believe, Ma'am", he says, "we had a 1:30 appointment
to... ah... make the earth move under your feet..."