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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:04 PM

3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

Source: Yahoo News

DALLAS (AP) — A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage and the unscathed Dallas-Fort Worth airport near the epicenter kept up normal flight operations.

Emergency officials said they had no indications of any injuries from Saturday's late-night quake.

The initial earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck at 11:05 p.m. CDT on Saturday and was centered about 2 miles north of the Dallas suburb of Irving, the US Geological Survey's national earthquake monitoring center in Golden, Colo., reported. USGS Geophysicist Randy Baldwin told The Associated Press from Colorado that the initial quake lasted several seconds and appeared strong enough to be felt up to 15 or 20 miles away.
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Irving's emergency operators were flooded with more than 400 calls after the initial quake as people reported such minor damage as cracks in some walls and a ceiling, pictures knocked down and a report of a possible gas leak, according to an emergency official, Pat McMacken. City officials said they were still following up on the various reports early Sunday.

The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport continued routine operations even though the shaking was felt at the airport partly located in Irving's city limits, airport public affairs officer David Magana said. He told AP that the airport, which bustles at peak hours because of 1,800 daily departures and arrivals, was in a quiet period with very little air traffic late Saturday night.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/3-4-magnitude-quake-rattles-dallas-texas-suburb-061228281.html



Fracking around Dallas? I wonder if they'll call that Money like they call the stockyard smell in Amarillo.

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Reply 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb (Original post)
BlueToTheBone Sep 2012 OP
factsarenotfair Sep 2012 #1
BlueToTheBone Sep 2012 #6
jsr Sep 2012 #2
global1 Sep 2012 #4
snooper2 Sep 2012 #5
Viva_La_Revolution Sep 2012 #10
KevTucky Sep 2012 #3
Iliyah Sep 2012 #7
MrsBrady Sep 2012 #8
xocet Sep 2012 #9
OakCliffDem Sep 2012 #11
MzShellG Sep 2012 #12
blkmusclmachine Sep 2012 #13
valerief Sep 2012 #14


Response to factsarenotfair (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:33 PM

6. Absolutely!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:11 PM

2. How Fracking Disposal Wells Are Causing Earthquakes in Dallas-Fort Worth

http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/08/06/how-fracking-disposal-wells-are-causing-earthquakes-in-dallas-fort-worth/

If you live in the Barnett Shale around Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, you may have noticed the ground has become a bit shakier in the last few years. And a new study by a Univeristy of Texas seismologist says that the wells used to dispose of fracking waste water are responsible. What’s more, there have been more than eight times as many earthquakes in the area than previously thought.

The rapid expanse of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has also led to an increase in the number of wells needed to dispose of the water used in the drilling process. (Fracking is a drilling process that uses a mixture of water, sand and chemicals to fracture rock formations deep underground for oil and gas.) Once that waste water comes back up the well, it has to be disposed of, so drillers inject it into deep wells underground, as deep as 13,000 feet below the surface in the Barnett Shale.

The problem, according to the new study by Dr. Cliff Frohlich, senior research scientist at the University’s Institute for Geophysics, is that some of those disposal wells around Dallas-Fort Worth are also on fault lines.

The seismologist uses the analogy of an air hockey table to describe what’s going on. If the air is turned off, the puck won’t move even if you push it. But when you pump in the air, it moves easily. With disposal wells sending fracking waste water deep underground, liquid and pressure are migrating into a “stuck” fault. “It wants to move but it can’t,” Frohlich tells StateImpact Texas. “Until you pump fluids in there and it slips.” Over 6 millions gallons of fracking waste water a month was pumped into each of the wells near the epicenters examined in the study...

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Response to jsr (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:14 PM

4. What's It Going To Take - A Massive Quake With Deaths To Put A Stop To......

fracking? Seems to me that they know what is causing these quakes. Why the hell are they still doing it?

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:27 PM

5. I don't know if relationship between fracking and quakes are myth, real, or a bunch of truthy..

But if we say yes, fracking causes the small earthquakes, couldn't that be a good thing?

The larger the stress builds up along a fault line, the larger an earthquake the area experiences. If fracking is reducing stress on fractures a little bit at a time couldn't that help prevent a huge 6.0+ quake...

Maybe our resident seismologists can weigh in on this- (please post credentials )

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:38 PM

10. fracking only causes small quakes

It's the contamination of the ground water that will put a stop to it... far too late

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:13 PM

3. Probably because of the gays...

nm

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. FRACKING, GREED.

Saw a documentary on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Archaeologist believe that the Island was inhabited by Polynesians who migrated from Taiwan approximately 1 thousand years ago to then a green paradise, full of palm trees, and surrounded by water and thousands of miles away from other land mass. To makes a long story short, the Rapa Nui people started using the Islands natural resources and not replenishing it, i.e. planting, harvesting, et al., the Island turned into a barron mass land and its people could not re-group. Also foreigners came and either killed them or took them as slaves, and the remaining people started fighting each other.

History is telling the modern humans of what can happen when people start fucking with the earth and nature. These people never learn. GREED sets in and nothing else matters.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:42 PM

8. I didn't feel it last night.

and friends in Irving didn't know about it either.

No one's mentioned it on facebook.

Thanks for the post.

on edit....
there's fracking all over the place.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:50 PM

9. "Frack Dallas" has now acquired its entire potential meaning...? n/t

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:41 PM

11. FRACKING

Waiting for the denials from FAUX NUZE.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:44 PM

12. Hasn't fracking been going on for at least a decade?

I'm not convinced fracking is always the cause of these quakes. They have been more frequent & in some of the most unusual place the past couple years. There may be more to it than that.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:07 PM

13. Fracking is poison

Fracking is death.



Operation Northwoods

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:57 PM

14. 8X as many earthquakes

http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/08/06/how-fracking-disposal-wells-are-causing-earthquakes-in-dallas-fort-worth/

If you live in the Barnett Shale around Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, you may have noticed the ground has become a bit shakier in the last few years. And a new study by a Univeristy of Texas seismologist says that the wells used to dispose of fracking waste water are responsible. What’s more, there have been more than eight times as many earthquakes in the area than previously thought.

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