Pielke Jr. on Lessons of the LʼAquila Earthquake Lawsuit – comparisons to lessons learned on NWS forecast failures

After learning of the guilty verdict today, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. sends this along noting that “it is a little bit more complicated than not being able to forecast earthquakes”. From: bridges vol. 31, October 2011 / Pielke’s Perspective By Roger A. Pielke, Jr. In 1997 the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, saw devastating…

Carbon capture and storage may have the potential for inducing seismic events

From the National Academies of Sciences News: Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Low Risk for Causing Earthquakes, But Risks Higher for Wastewater Injection Wells WASHINGTON — June 15th — Hydraulic fracturing has a low risk for inducing earthquakes that can be felt by people, but underground injection of wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing and other energy technologies has…