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Drilling into an Earthquake Fault

  1. Jun 2, 2017 #1


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    Some Japanese scientists want to drill from the bottom of S. African mines into faults of recent earthquakes.
    Science news story here.
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  3. Jun 2, 2017 #2


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    Don't let them anywhere near to Yellowstone! This gives a totally new perspective for some guy's travel bans ...
  4. Jun 4, 2017 #3


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    Strange article and project. I read the first sentence and rolled my eyes .... guys have been drilling into, through and digging across faults for years
    and generally pick the ones at the surface for ease of access.
    Why do it at the bottom of a deep and difficult to access mine boggles the mind ... seems so silly.

  5. Jun 6, 2017 #4
  6. Jun 7, 2017 #5
    I dunno, sounds pretty cool to me! It's not just any fault: it's a fresh -- seismically active -- fault!
  7. Jun 18, 2017 #6
    A drop in the bucket........maybe they will learn something but they won't be affecting.
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