There’s an awful lot of fracking shaking going on these days in the Barnett Shale area. Texas is not known for earthquakes but with all this fracking around to produce methane, earthquakes are becoming a regular event especially in Cleburne where they had two more fracking quakes this week.
Today I read an article about some new findings in earthquake research. It seems distant, big earthquakes may trigger smaller ones on the other side of the planet.
I’m not sure what all this means but this part sure got my attention:
The monitors found that areas of fluid-filled fractures lie within this section of the fault.
Driven by seismic pressure, the fluid migrates along the fault like spidery veins in marble, acting as a lubricant that enables shocks to pry open the rock, they believe.
This might be a good time to review the fracking diagrams I posted HERE.