4.1M fracking earthquake in same area of East Texas

by TXsharon on January 25, 2013

in earthquakes

I knew there was an earthquake near Timpson, Texas last night because searches were leading people to my blog but the USGS had nothing on their site about it until after midnight.

Event Page

It’s in the same area as the other quakes. Keep in mind that Texas receives Louisiana’s drilling waste for disposal and you can thank our governor for that.

Maps showing drilling in that area HERE with some information about two disposal wells in that area. Don’t miss the interesting comments.

Document the condition of your foundation regularly and please use common sense when discussing fracking earthquakes. A 4.1 is going to do a lot of what the media calls minor damage. Homeowners call it a disaster.

 

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.

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Fish Creek Neighbor January 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

We understand clearly that the process involved in shale gas extraction causes earthquakes, so when will our State government put a stop to it? There are too many of these quakes to keep up with in recent times.

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TXsharon January 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Our state government and all state agencies are captured by the oil and gas industry.

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Anonymous January 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Texas is a “dumping ground state”. Don’t spend much money on a residential homestead in Texas–for many reasons, including high taxes and damages from many sources including O&G.

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FC January 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

Also
Brine Injection Culprit in Big Colorado Earthquake this Week

http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/big-colorado-quake/

and local NBC took the story off the web! dug it up . . .

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FC January 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

and – what the heck?

Why is Australia Co. Drilling Salt Dome in Texas?
http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/australia-co-drilling/

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GhostBlogger January 29, 2013 at 8:52 am

Just had another one!

M2.8 – 3km S of Timpson, Texas

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000exeh#summary

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FC February 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

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