The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
Injection wells are considered by some to be the most environmentally sound method of disposing of waste-water — which is a byproduct of both hydrofracking and conventional oil production — because they use the earth itself to both filter and contain the pollution.
The decade-long explosion of energy-producing facilities in the central United States has, according to a recent article in the journal Geology, led to an 11-fold increase in the number of earthquakes occurring in areas that are typically tectonically calm, including Arkansas, Texas, Ohio, and Colorado in the past four years alone.
The 5.7 magnitude quake in Prague followed an injection of waste-water approximately 650 feet away from the Wilzetta fault zone, a complex fault system about 124 miles in length. All three earthquakes exhibited a slip-strike motion, and did so at three different locations, indicating that three separate areas of the fault zone were activated.
5, 6, 9 of Bones.
*random, excited, scurrying*
Since our ask box is sometimes off, I thought I’d make a post with some of my most-trusted witchy blogs. Some always take questions, some, occasionally, some, never; so, just as we request that you not send us fan mail when our ask box is off, we ask that you do the same for them. Please respect your fellow bloggers’ boundaries! That said, they’re all very kind and very knowledgeable.
Even if their ask boxes are off, their valuable resources are always open! Some have FAQ’s. Browse around and enjoy~
(I know there are loads more, these are just the ones I’m aware of…)
Well, thank you very much!
EDIT: I’m just gonna add these here for you, or anyone else who wants them:
walkingthehedge (companion blog to walkingthehedge.net/blog/)
Thank you very much!
Three of my familiars decided, shortly after coming into my company, that they wanted to become tiny dragons. IDK… I don’t even try to apply logic to this shit anymore. They’re spirits. If they want to become tiny dragons I’m not going to tell them that’s illogical and no.
I’m gonna buy them Tiny Dragon School uniforms and be a very proud momdad.
scionofmalphas asked: What are the best offerings to giant climate and geological-based dragons, in order to approach them for research purposes? assuming they allow me to get that close.
Yo it sounds weird but almost atmospheric elements? Like once for a storm dragon I was instructed to freeze really pure water into ice cubes and just. Let it melt. Into a giant bowl next to the window. Like that was it. (I think I threw a sprig of mint on top at some point)
I swear the bigger the dragon the less complicated the offering gesture most of the time. We had a giant dragon crash through the window once all confused and shit so we offered to let it stay and it just wanted a nice plain pot full of soil next to the window. Just some soil is all. (It was gone the next morning)
I mean I’m saying if they ask you to somehow offer air itself don’t be that surprised, that’s a weirdly common request. (Or even to offer carbon or something, like through an exhale)
One of the big ol’ Land Dragons asked me for the following:
"When you see someone who cannot even think to smile, tell them that they are a valuable being. In short, be uncommonly kind."
One of the Land Serpents told me to go talk to a particularly despondent fern. Later on it asked me to break a piece of gold, and sell it for weight. Then to take that money and go do something nice for myself.
Exterior: Middle of the fucking night in my woods.
Coyotes: *begin howling*
Wolves: *drown out the coyotes*
Other Shit: *horrific smoke monster from Lost noise*
Me: *shrugs, and howls back at it*
The Entire Woods: *erupts in a deafening din of noises growing ever-closer*
Me: *acknowledges where it went wrong and goes to hide in the house*
This could be kind of interesting. I’ve seen this attempted once or twice in the past.
theheadlesshashasheen worth looking into for podcasts?
You’re just trying to use me as a gateway for mass hypnotizing people with your voice, aren’t you?!
Oooh, this sounds interesting. I’ve been wanting to do a podcast, but can never find a solution that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.