Transcript of the GNN (Global News Network) San Andreas Earthquake incident.
Date: 22nd September 2035
Location: Von Dio Fracking Facility – Parkfield California
Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the on-site reporter Charlotte Davis.
Report goes on-site to the American News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”. Appearance is stated in file’s addendum’s.
Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am now on site at the epicentre of the 9.3 Earthquake that rocked the US earlier this month. Situated only a few miles outside of Parkfield. California, the Earthquake that rocked the US started here, at the Von Dio Fracking Corporation’s Site here at Parkfield.”
“Hydraulic fracturing, also fracking is a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurised liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of ‘fracking fluid’, primarily water, containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents into a well-bore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open.”
“However, after the Fracking operation here in Parkfield was underway, the San Andreas Fault, in which the site is near, was weakened in a section due to the release of pressure during the procedure. This caused a sudden jolt of the plates to shift and cause the violent earthquake we have now bore witness to.”
“Millions of people have been displaced from their homes since the incident and thousands died in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and its aftershocks.”
“Martial Law is still in effect and the army is still in place helping survivors relocate to a Disaster Relief facility in the mainland US.”
“Unfortunately the nuclear disaster recently at the Indian Point facility has stretched the US’s economic stature severely, not to mention the heinous Chinese invasion of Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, capturing or destroying US trade partners or oil fields.”
“The US’s new foreign policies stifle foreign aid and it is unknown how this event will effect the US Economy in the long run.”
“This is Charlotte Davis, for GNN. Back to you in the studio.”