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Another earthquake, centered in Youngstown



Published: Fri, November 25, 2011 @ 8:36 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

Another earthquake has struck the Mahoning Valley.

At approximately 1:47 a.m. today, a magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred with an epicenter in Youngstown, according to the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.

According to coordinates, the epicenter was located near U.S. Route 422 and 711, close to the D&L Energy Inc. brine injection well off Salt Springs Road.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said this week that it believes there is no correlation between the well, which goes down into the Precambrian formation about 9,000 feet below the ground, and now eight Valley earthquakes since March 17.

But ODNR will still require D&L to test the well and possibly plug the bottom 250 with concrete to “eliminate any perceived accusations.”

The depth of the earthquake, like the previous seven, registered at 5 kilometers, about 7,500 feet below the well, though seismologists have said no accurate depth can be determined without multiple seismograph readings.

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1georgejeanie(768 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

What better place for an earthquake. Not much of value left within the city.

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2oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

And in the last days there will be earthquakes - famine and pestilence...

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3metz87(884 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Ohio is full of crap here. the earthquakes are being cuased by the well. Why else are they occuring after they increase the psi of the waste water we get a quake after the fact. and if the well goes down 9,000 feet and the earthquakes are 7,500 feet down how else can you expalin it. Even the USGS the real experts say that the injection well may be causing the quake but only because you can never know for sure. I find this whole thing fishy and the sate of ohio obviously wants the money from oil in the shale so they will not do anything to stop it. I smell a scheme to mislead people here.

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4catscratch(3 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Who cares? The earthquakes, even if caused by the drilling, cause no damage. There is much more damage caused by low or underemployment.

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5VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

The State and the oil industry continue using the old storyline..."you can't prove this event occurred because of the well".

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6UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 2 years, 8 months ago

How much more proof does ODNR need to shutdown this injection well?

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