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Fri May 18, 2012, 08:12 PM

Rare East Texas Earthquake (fracking?)

TIMPSON, Texas (AP) — A moderate earthquake rattled an area in (E)ast Texas near the Louisiana border.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/4-3-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-east-Texas-3565070.php

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Reply Rare East Texas Earthquake (fracking?) (Original post)
arely staircase May 2012 OP
NCarolinawoman May 2012 #1
arely staircase May 2012 #4
ananda May 2012 #2
derby378 May 2012 #3
arely staircase May 2012 #5
RB TexLa May 2012 #6

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:16 PM

1. Fracking was the first thing that came to my mind. n/t

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:26 PM

4. Expert: Well activity could be to blame for Timpson earthquakes

One of the state’s leading experts on earthquakes said Thursday that two recent quakes near Timpson might be connected to commercial injection wells operating in the area.

Cliff Frohlich was studying the May 10 earthquake northwest of Timpson when the earth shook again there early Thursday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 4.3 quake rattled Shelby County a little after 3 a.m.

“I thought, ‘Whoa!’ I was working on the May 10 earthquake yesterday and now there’s another one.” said Frohlich, associate director of the University of Texas Institute of Geophysics.

Frohlich specializes in the study of Texas earthquakes.

“That area (around Timpson) is not very seismically active,” Frohlich said. “It is possibly human activity-related.”

Timpson, in Shelby County, is in the Haynesville shale formation — a hotbed of activity for natural gas exploration and extraction.



http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/expert-well-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-timpson-earthquakes/article_1cce2ccf-ffbb-5f43-976f-2bbaadc1efed.html

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:18 PM

2. A geologist says it was a fault line.

I'm never sure how much I trust news stories that come out fast in order
to let a bad company and practice off the hook, but here's the link:

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/geologist-says-fault-line-not-fracking-to-blame-for-east-texas-earthquakes

One of the comments also suggests that injection wells might be at play here as another possibility.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:24 PM

3. I'm gonna go with the fault line on this one

Fracking does enough damage to the environment without us having to blame it for earthquakes. But I could be wrong.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:30 PM

5. see my post above - geologist believes it very well could be human activity nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. Fracking LOL

wow

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