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Did Windmills Cause the Delaware Earthquake?

Delaware Earthquake

Did windmills cause the 4.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Delaware this Thursday, November 30, 2017? Dagum, I hope so. I want all those windmills torn down.

The Delaware Online characterized the seismic event as unusual in an article entitled ‘This is wild,’ USGS says of Dover 4.1 earthquake:

A geophysicist, Cheng Shengzao, with the USGS, said the East Coast quake was surprising.

“This is wild. It’s not often that this happens,” Shengzao said.

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit just east of Dover in 1879, according to the Delaware Geological Survey.

Gee, earthquakes don’t happen often in Delaware. Can we blame fracking? No. Due to a slump in oil price, the Marcellus Shale Gas Formation has seen a steep decline in fracking activity. But the windmill construction boom continues unabated. Read more