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Re: EGU Seismology Division- contribution to discussion on Italy verdict
Ian Main <[log in to unmask]>
10/26/2012 08:41 PM
Peter Styles <[log in to unmask]>
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Yes, I agree this has much wider implications, and I was giving a personal perspective.
Fortunately the Chief Scientist has been reassuring on the UK context, though some issues remain
On 25/10/2012 10:53, Peter Styles wrote:
> Dear Ian
> Thanks you for a cvery clear post and I agree with all you say. However....
> It has implications even further down the magnitude scale as issues
> concerned with induced seismicity associated with hydrofracturing
> raise their head. Some of you may not know that Brian Baptie and I
> have been advising DECC on aspects of this including mechanisms,
> maximum likely magnitude, probable levels of damage, disturbance
> It is a little concerning as to how this kind of advice stands
> legally, in terms of indemnity, responsibility etc in the light of
> this. I certainly wont be giving any advice on shale gas exploration
> in Italy! This goes for geothermal exploration too as Basle is still
> very much in peoples minds.
> I am also not sure what the volcanological community have to say about
> the implications of this for them.
> yours as ever
> Professor Peter Styles
> Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics
> Applied& Environmental Geophysics Research Group
> School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
> Keele University
> Staffs ST5 5 BG