M6.1 Earthquake on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge
January 15, 2013 | USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Earthquakes stronger than M6.0 are unusual on a mid-ocean ridge.
USGS reports that a M6.1 earthquake occurred on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge today at about 11:00 AM local time.
Shale Gas Production is Up in China
January 16, 2014 | Bloomberg
The amount of natural gas produced from shale in China during 2013 was about 200 million cubic meters. That is up from the 30 million cubic meters produced in 2012. For perspective, the United States produced about 70 billion cubic meters in October, 2013.
China: Enormous Shale Gas Goals
February 27, 2013 | Scientific American
The Chinese government believes that their country has about 25 trillion cubic meters of natural gas in shale formations. Although their present production rate is very low, they hope to be producing 60 billion cubic meters per year by 2020.