The article I chose from the Science Daily was “managing earthquakes triggered by oil production” (University of California, 2021). Understanding the science behind the disaster is important because I will have an overview of the scope and complexity of damages that can be caused and the effective response strategies to be established for the mitigation of earthquakes. Understanding earthquake management, especially for those triggered by oil production, is of advantage to me because it is an effective way of responding to reduce damage to property and loss of life brought about by human activities (Lee et al., 2019). Another advantage of understanding the topic is that I will be able to be alert and prepared for its disruptions. On the other hand, understanding the topic will be of benefit to those around me because the management’s ability will protect them from exposure to earthquake disruptions and its effects. Also, damages to buildings, property, and human life will be reduced.
Finding the answer to the question on “the relationship between injection of a large volume of wastewater into the ground and earthquake triggers” will affect others around me since the knowledge gathered will provide appropriate direction to the management process of earthquakes triggered by oil production. In this way, fear and anxieties will be reduced as well as protection of people’s lives.
Lee, K. K., Ellsworth, W. L., Giardini, D., Townend, J., Ge, S., Shimamoto, T., … & Langenbruch, C. (2019). Managing injection-induced seismic risks. Science, 364(6442), 730-732.
University of California – Riverside. (2021, July 28). Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production: Scientists demonstrate safer wastewater disposal method. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210728111334.htm