Hello North Texas fracking earthquake in heart of Barnett Shale

by TXsharon on January 18, 2012

in earthquakes

We just had another earthquake–3.2M–and it’s right in the heart of the Barnett Shale Gas Patch.

Event Page

I will be back with more information in a bit. Until then, see earthquakes under the FAQs

Here is a Google Map of the area.

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General area of quake shown in gray circle.

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Jane January 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Wow. I sure hope those gas gathering lines did not get compromised from the quaking.


TXsharon January 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I know! And the well bore. YIKES!


right ones January 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Clearly you are both involved with this business. You will fall like everyone else. Burn in hell demons God is not on your side.
this is gods planet
we just live here for now


Dawny Starke January 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Yes, hopefully the oil lines and equipment are safe from earthquakes. Above all other things, we pray. I am happy as long as I can have relatively cheap gas. If the people living in that region experience earthquakes and polluted air and water as a direct result of fracking, so be it. What’s most important is that US / multinational oil companies are able to turn a profit and remain ‘competitive’ in the globalsphere. Yippee Ki yi yay!!!


right ones January 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Dawny, you are the problem with the world. I hope you are actually a person hired by these assholes to write something so evil. If not find a really high building and do us all a favor and jump.


TXsharon January 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

That’s sarcasm, right ones. Lighten up.


BleuZ00m January 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Whoa.. Wastewater drilling adjacent? Any sense of aquifer impact? Yes, thinking about TX water, too. Quakes in AR, OK, CO, VA, WV, OH and TX.. what the frack? THX, Sharon. Awesome maps and details. Sharing. =@@= Tweetshake! / from a friend/ally in PA


Casual Observer January 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Where did you get that map, and is there a key to the various symbols there?


TXsharon January 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Casual Observer January 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

thanks much.


Anonomous January 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

LOOK at that Map! Lots of paths from down there up to our drinking water aquifers so as to allow many, many migratory paths for drilling fluids, gasses, and fracking fluids to contaminate our water. The situation wasn’t so bad in the days of old when there was no surface pressure on old oil wells–but now, in the days of shale gas drilling/fracking where high pressures seek out migratory paths to our water–contamination will greatly accelerate.


Lucy January 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Thank you Sharon for keeping us informed on the latest gas mafia happenings. You are much appreciated.


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