Today there was a M2.9 frackquake near Snyder, Texas.
This is the area where scientists said injection of CO2 for enhanced recovery of oil and gas was causing the earthquake swarm including one M4.4 earthquake.
If you want to check on the data from the new seismic sensors in the Azle, Texas area, click HERE.
Also see this EcoWatch blog post: Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas
By Sharon Wilson and Alan Septoff
The earthquakes you may have heard about—the 30 tremblers that have struck north central Texas since Nov. 1 and have damaged many homes. The quakes are most likely being caused by underground disposal wells used to get rid of wastewater generated during fracking operations. “Frackquakes,” some are calling them.
And don’t forget, earthquake proof portable door frames are now available statewide.
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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