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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Another aftershock, and this is not a repeat of the 7pm one linked just above, this one is newer.
2.3 - at 9:30 pm local time.
That's the fourth notable after-shock, bringing the total to 5 notable quakes from this region within 24hours.
It appears the activity is slowly moving southwards. Anyone have any ideas what this southward movement may indicate?
To go off topic a bit, there was just a 5.1 in Taiwan but that's quite normal for that location and they are used to quakes happening. They have also prepared and built their structures to withstand quakes upwards to 8 mag from what I have read. Taipai 101 can take a massive quake without suffering much damage. That's why the Taiwan quake although slightly larger is not really notable or out of the ordinary. However this West-Central Texas quake activity is rather anomalous in comparison.
Originally posted by soulenlightenment
I have never heard of a Texas earthquake..the Balcones fault is suppose to be inactive and I think it is the main fault line through texas but I could be wrong...it seems to be hard to find many maps that show fault lines in Texas..
The people of Arkansas and other states with fracking and well injection need their voices heard and the truth needs to be shared. The front-line in the struggle is in Faulkner County, Arkansas. Because the residents are experiencing a swarm of earthquakes, their air and water are threatened.
I does not matter if geologists believe fracking causes earthquakes or not. The fact is that there is totally undeniable evidence that it poisons drinking water wells. That alone is more than enough reason to STOP!
If the injection were to cause earthquake triggers to other seismic zones, namely the New Madrid fault, the Gas Industry would be responsible for causing the biggest disaster in US history.
The hydraulic fracturing in Arkansas could set off a catastrophic chain reaction. Time is not on our side.
Originally posted by dbates
I actually just got in to Snyder, TX on Sunday night. I wasn't here for the initial quake but I sure am feeling the aftershocks today. It's nothing major but actually the first earthquakes I've ever experienced. You can really feel these things and they rattle the dishes. Totally bizarre to be having them here.
First thing we started talking about was all the fracking in the area. Of course no one knows for sure but the drilling activity in this are has increased greatly within the last 5 years. Crazy times.
After reading about the recent earthquakes in west texas, I found an article from a city in that area and the residents reported a strange sound after the earthquakes that resembled a "sonic boom". Now please forgive me, as I am not an expert or authority on earthquakes, but is this common? I would suppose as the earth is moving and shifting underneath, there would be a rumbling sound as the tectonic plates rub against each other and such. But the way this is described is that it came from the sky. I thought I would post this to see what others thought, and if there have been other cases like this. Thank you, and have a great day! www.kwes.com...
But it's not just the earthquake that has some scared, it's the noise that comes along with it.
"We could hear a roar. The earthquake lasted like a minute but the noise lasted longer," Robertson said.
"If you're old enough to remember the sonic booms. It resembled a sonic boom," Westmoreland said.
In the past 48 hours, Scurry County has seen eight earthquakes and on Monday morning residents felt another one. This time it was a 3.4 magnitude earthquake.
Residents are a little concerned because they have never had this many earthquakes in such a short period of time. "Why are we getting them? There has been a few over the years. But if there really has been multiple ones in the last 24 hours, sure that's kind of bothersome," Robertson said.