Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’
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Study Says Humans (Hello, Oil & Gas) Probably Trigger Earthquakes

Jeff Prince
Scientists are so darned skeptical. Seems they didn’t blindly accept the Texas Railroad Commission’s claim that all those pesky earthquakes occurring in North Texas have nothing to do with injection wells used by th...

Members of the SMU earthquake research team install a broadband seismicity monitor inside a storage building in the Reno/Azle area. Photo by Hillsman Jackman.

A Range of Tremors

Fort Worth gas company rattled by earthquakes, legal rulings.
Peter Gorman
Shakeups continue in the gas industry. A large company experienced legal setbacks, and the authors of a study by a local university think they know what caused all of those earthquakes in Azle and Reno that began in late 2013. ...


Fault Lines

There’s nothing theoretical about the damages that earthquakes are causing for North Texas homeowners, cities, and businesses.
Peter Gorman
The first time Cathy Wallace felt an earthquake was last Dec. 15. She was sitting with her husband in their Irving home discussing retirement when “the whole house started swaying,” she said. She thought the house might col...

Ruggiero: Thyne’s findings won’t be a game changer “until more scientists come forward with proof that the water wells are being contaminated by drilling.” Anna Routh-Barzian


A geologist says the evidence leads directly from polluted water wells to fracking activity.
A geologist who has spent years studying the effects of natural gas drilling on water sources said last week that he has “no doubt” that Range Resources gas drilling activity has contaminated the Trinity Aquifer, ruining se...

Gas Mask

The Fracker

After attending Monday night’s meeting on Azle earthquakes, Static decided to go home, chill out, forget about injection wells and gas drilling for a while, and watch some mindless TV. Ah yes … Sunday’s episode of The Sim...


Azle Area Residents Get Earful On Earthquakes

Jeff Prince
Talk about timing — another earthquake hit near Azle on Monday, just hours before the start of a meeting about earthquakes. The 3.1-magnitude quake is the latest in a flurry of seismic activity in that area. About 300 peo...


Shaking Things Up

The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry in this state, is looking to add an in-house seismologist to its staff. Why? That remains to be seen. A growing number of people are accusing the natural g...


The Music Man Makes Another Sale

Well, here we are in River City, folks. Don’t mind those little quakes — that’s just the Earth’s way of showing how much it enjoys all that drillin’ and frackin’ and stuff that’s going on around here these days. A...