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2019-07-26. Sea of Galilee earthquakes triggered by excessive water pumping.

posted Jul 28, 2019, 11:49 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Jul 28, 2019, 11:49 AM ]
By Michael Price, Science Magazine. [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/sea-galilee-earthquakes-triggered-excessive-water-pumping] For GSS Energy Flow chapter 2. Excerpt: One evening in September 2013, windows rattled and ceiling fans swayed in northeastern Israel as a small earthquake rumbled beneath the Sea of Galilee—the water Jesus is said to have walked on—also known as Lake Kinneret. Four more tremors struck over the next 4 days. Then, in July 2018, a dozen small earthquakes shook the same spot beneath the lake on a fault—the slip surface along which an earthquake ruptures. ...A new study suggests human activity is to blame. Pumping too much water from the region too quickly may have “unclamped the fault,” the authors argue. And, they add, Californians and others living above major faults better pay attention, lest a similar appetite for water trigger a far larger, more dangerous quake....