Watch this news report about the people’s frack quake meeting last night in Azle and be horrified by, not only the earthquake damage but, the fracking sinkholes!
The sinkhole in the news story is very near Tracey’s home. And, she has a picture showing a huge crack that runs through her floor that seems to be where her home is cracking in two.
There is a woman in Reno who also has sinkholes and a great deal of home damage.
Notice that Steve Everley, who serves as a Joe Camel for the fracking industry, thinks the injection should continue until the Railroad Commission figures out IF the earthquakes are connected to the injection. As we know from experience with that agency, it could take quite a very long while for that to happen. In the meantime, residents in the frack quake zone would continue to be like this little fella. –>
KERA has a new map of the recent frack quake swarm that shows the epicenters of the M3.0 and larger earthquaks are mostly in Reno, Texas and only a mile from one injection well and about 2 miles from another.
While the link between injection wells and quakes is accepted science, it seems to be something state regulators and many politicians do no like to talk about. Recently, however, the Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, has announced that is will hire a seismologist and begin looking into the upsurge in Texas quakes.
The KERA article shows the importance of notifying the USGS whenever there is a quake and filling out the “did you feel it” portion on their website.
UPDATE: Here is my presentation from last night.