Monday, October 10, 2011

Yo mamma's so fat...

The Q&A section of the Science Times this week tackles the question, "Can human actions cause earthquakes?" Turns out, the answer is yes, and earthquakes caused by human engineering may be more common than we realize. Obviously, some are bigger than others, and human usually cause them in one of two ways. Either the load on the crust is changed (e.g. by adding yo' mamma or artificial bodies of water, increasing the load, or decreasing the load by building quarries and oil fields), or the rock is weakened by interstitial fluid (e.g., adding fluid to deep wells). IT'S SCIENCE.

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