This past week there were several Texas frackquakes but I was too busy with the unnatural disaster in Austin to mention those. I’m taking a few minutes to get caught up
This past week in Texas frackquakes
M2.8 in Western Texas on March 21, 2015. Event Page
I wonder if there’s any fracking in this area? /sarcasm
- 34 km (21 mi) WNW of Fort Stockton, Texas
- 110 km (68 mi) SW of West Odessa, Texas
- 118 km (73 mi) SW of Odessa, Texas
- 149 km (92 mi) SW of Midland, Texas
- 529 km (328 mi) W of Austin, Texas
M2.6 in Northern Texas on March 23, 2015. Event Page
Lots of fracking around these parts.
- 2 km (1 mi) NW of Venus, Texas
- 12 km (7 mi) S of Mansfield, Texas
- 12 km (7 mi) WSW of Midlothian, Texas
- 17 km (11 mi) SE of Rendon, Texas
- 249 km (154 mi) NNE of Austin, Texas
M2.9 in Western Texas on March 28, 2015. Event Page
- 22 km (14 mi) NW of Fort Stockton, Texas
- 104 km (64 mi) SSW of West Odessa, Texas
- 111 km (69 mi) SW of Odessa, Texas
- 142 km (88 mi) SW of Midland, Texas
- 515 km (319 mi) W of Austin, Texas
At the hearing for H.B. 40 the Fracking Loophole Bill, so many crazy, out-right lies were told. One young woman packed her 3 minutes full-up with crazy. She said there was no science to link earthquakes with fracking or injection of fracking waste. Um, FALSE. Thankfully Sister Elizabeth spoke next and straightened out some of the crazy. See, that’s why they are called Texas frackquakes.
A word about Oklahoma frackquakes
Is it just me or do the Oklahoma frackquakes seem to be growing in magnitude? They had a M4.2 on the 19th, M4.0 on the 23rd and quite a few over M3.5.
Oklahoma is about to temporarily shut down some wells due to frackquakes.
“It appears quite likely most of the seismicity we’re seeing in northern and north-central Oklahoma is most likely due to this wastewater disposal,” Holland said. “It’s hard to explain this as a natural variation.”
That’s a bold statement considering industry’s pressure to keep Oklahoma scientists mum about the frackquakes.