2.4M fracking earthquake in North Texas

by TXsharon on July 10, 2012

in earthquakes

The earthquake that occurred in North Texas in the wee hours of the morning was the 8th quake in 5 weeks for that same area. I think we call that a cluster.

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Gas Patch residents who live in zones of extraction should routinely document the condition of their foundations and walls. This documentation may be important one day for a class action suit like the one in Arkansas.

Update: Charts from a reader.

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Nerd July 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
DEB July 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

Are these near fracking sites or injection well, or perhaps both?

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TXsharon July 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

Lots of both.

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Chip Northrup July 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

Have friends that live up by Krum – shook them up

Probably due to a clusterfrack – too much fracking waste

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Andy Mechling July 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

It would sure be interesting to get a glimpse of the production logs from some of the O&G wells in area surrounding those quakes.

We do know that earthquakes can cause an up-tic in production in oil wells; but that’s essentially all we know at this point.

It seems like the injection well operators there in Cleburne might now be getting things truly “dialed-in”. Somewhere right between 2.5 and 3M seems to be just about right. Once or twice a week seems to work fine.

I hope I’m wrong. I hope these induced seismic events are not being induced intentionally. I hope you’ve seen the last of this sort of thing there in N. Texas and throughout Gasland.

And I hope the Israelis and Palestinians can patch up their differences soon also. After all, it’s a small world.

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