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Texas Earthquakes today, tomorrow and yesterday.

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Not to be confused with the entire global earthquake monitoring 2012 thread, no, this is just for Texas quakes, all others please refrain from posting here please. thread is now open and please stay on topic or mods will close the thread...fracking and other causes welcome and any in depth theories and comments..
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Someone enlighten me about the Texas Earth Quake anomylies

edit on Fri May 18 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: off topic material removed



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Hello OP,

I have been taking a break from ATS, but I just had to chime in on this one. Per CNN:


A 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Texas early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, at a depth of three miles, was centered near Timpson, about 155 miles east-southeast of Dallas, according to the USGS.

It struck at 3:12 a.m. (4:13 a.m. ET). At least one building in Timpson showed damage, with a number of bricks falling to the street below, CNN affiliate KLTV in Tyler, Texas, reported.

Ollie Barrett told KLTV that bricks from her chimney came crashing through her roof. "There was a loud rumbling noise and then there was a lot of crashing," she said. Her 52-inch, wall-mounted TV was crushed.

One woman was injured when she fell out of bed and cut her arm, CNN affiliate KSLA in nearby Shreveport, Louisiana, reported. And the Shelby County sheriff's office had reports of broken windows from the temblor, dispatcher Karen Shield told CNN.

The quake was the second to hit the area in a week. A 3.9 quake shook Timpson May 10. Thursday morning's earthquake was the third-strongest in East Texas history, KLTV reported, surpassed only by quakes in 1957 and 1964.

Cliff Frohlich, a University of Texas scientist, said it's possible the most recent quakes are related to energy production activity in the area. "There are some injection wells in the part of the country where these earthquakes occurred," Frolich told CNN. "If they were very close to an injection well, that would suggest they were."

Injection wells are used in the disposal of dirty water from energy production, Frohlich said. Frohlich said injection wells should not be confused with fracking, a process which involves injecting water, sand and some chemicals deep into the earth to crack shale rock, which frees oil and gas.

"Fracking almost never causes quakes," Frohlich said.


news.blogs.cnn.com...

Putting a whole lot of polluted water underground could easily create some tectonic slippage. Notice the scientist states that "Fracking almost never causes quakes". LOL, sure it doesn't. Two years ago there were suddenly earthquake swarms south of Fort Worth, although Chesapeake Energy denied their fracking was causing them. After public outcry, Chesapeake dialed back their fracking efforts in the Barnett Shale and the quakes stopped.

Earthquakes are not totally foreign to Texas, however. Per the Texas State Historical Association:


Between 1847 and 1994 there were more than 110 recorded earthquakes of magnitude three or greater in Texas. No Texas earthquake has exceeded a magnitude of 6.0, and most have been fairly small and caused little or no damage.

Damage has occurred in at least twenty-five of the recorded earthquakes, however, and one death has been attributed to a Texas quake. Almost all of the earthquakes in Texas have been caused by one of two sources. The major source is relief of tectonic stress along fault lines. These are most common in the Rio Grande rift belt, the Panhandle, the Ouachita Belt, and the Coastal Plain. Small earthquakes have also been attributed to well injections associated with oil and gas field operations and occur in areas near large oil and gas fields


www.tshaonline.org...




Note in the map above there are NO fault lines in the area of the quakes (between Carthage and Nagodoches in far east Texas).



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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thanks, here is link to the closed thread and comments on recent anomalies, in Texas that is reason for this topic being created here...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Just a little out of the ordinary is why it is not in the 2012 general quakes, and if anyone in that thread needs to be made aware of this thread, to keep track of more of the specific area, and type of activity, as oil and gas exploration, seems to be the more notable theory and hope we do not have a mod who has an interest in the oil and gas industry that would be tampering with threads, as not sure what reason there would be for doing so, as we could just have one thread for all the general news and everyone just respond in one topic for everything ...as over rationalization, let's hope this one stays open and we can have a forum for discussion that is not about news of the world in general and be specific, as each quake should maybe start being names ATS Texas 4.3 Hold em, as not too many to name


for the archive here


www.tshaonline.org...

EARTHQUAKES

EARTHQUAKES. Between 1847 and 1994 there were more than 110 recorded earthquakes of magnitude three or greater in Texas. No Texas earthquake has exceeded a magnitude of 6.0, and most have been fairly small and caused little or no damage. Damage has occurred in at least twenty-five of the recorded earthquakes, however, and one death has been attributed to a Texas quake. Almost all of the earthquakes in Texas have been caused by one of two sources. The major source is relief of tectonic stress along fault lines. These are most common in the Rio Grande rift belt, the Panhandle, the Ouachita Belt, and the Coastal Plain. Small earthquakes have also been attributed to well injections associated with oil and gas field operations and occur in areas near large oil and gas fields. The first known earthquake in Texas occurred in Seguin and New Braunfels on February 13, 1847. The largest earthquake in Texas occurred on August 16, 1931, near Valentine in Jeff Davis County; it measured about 6.0 on the Richter Scale. Many of the other West Texas earthquakes have occurred in El Paso, including the only Texas quake associated with a death; on March 7, 1923, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a few kilometers from the quake's epicenter, an adobe house collapsed and suffocated the man inside. Some of the larger earthquakes in the Panhandle include the 1917, 1925, and 1936 Panhandle and Borger quakes and the 1948 Dalhart quake. No earthquake in the Panhandle has exceeded a magnitude of 5.0. Earthquakes in East and Central Texas have been fairly small. Some notable ones have occurred at Manor (1873), Paige (1887), Creedmore (1902), Mexia-Wortham (1932), and Trout Switch (1934). Other significant earthquakes have occurred in Wellborn (1857), Hempstead (1910), and Anderson (1914) in the Southeast and in Rusk (1891), Center (1981), and Jacksonville (1981) in the Northeast. In April 1993 an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 that took place in Atascosa County damaged homes and a gas pipeline. On April 14, 1995, the second largest earthquake in Texas struck West Texas near Alpine. The quake measured 5.7 and caused alarm and minor damage in Alpine, Pecos, Fort Davis, and Marathon. The event generated widespread reports in the national media. Three years later, another tremor of magnitude 3.6 shook Alpine. The South Texas town of Alice reported a small earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on March 24, 1997, and in August 2000 Amarillo experienced a series of six earthquakes of magnitudes ranging from 2.7 to 3.3. The tremors caused hairline cracks in underground pipes and gas lines and in the walls of some buildings.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Dutchsinse seems to feel that these earthquakes in east Texas are related to drilling and fracking:


The Texas 4.3M originated in a Texas drilling field along the border of Central TX/LA. Aside from the earthquake occurring within the direct radius of a very large drilling operation —- the depth is also a telltale giveaway… earthquake.usgs.gov...


sincedutch.wordpress.com...

He has some interesting graphics and photos. Yes, I know some people don't like Dutchsinse on this site, but I think it is worth taking a look at it.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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cleburne, tx had issues for past 10 years with quakes since fracking started...no eq's ever before until...

Would start by getting an injunction on those in your county and Texas, form a comittee and find people on craiglist and here and others to sign petition,

Gasland the movie is a nice documentary on fracking, they get people to sign gag orders and been buying up land where there is water contamination, as they will own texas before it is over, if they do not now... and other states are not immune,, this is not just in Texas and is reaching now into national and state parks with regulations being removed and no fines, as coal is better than this and industry and politiicians getting paid, should be removed from office and fined and punished, for all you want to be activist, organize and demise them, is suggested



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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That last line in the quoted CNN article has me smacking my head!! "Fracking almost never causes quakes," Frohlich said." Good grief. Has that person never heard of Arkansas??? Ugh.

I'll be keeping a watch on this one.

OiO



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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since i have lived in texas most of my 42 years of life i appreciate this thread. any state that rarely has EQ's are worth a separate mention outside of the massive thread at the top of this forum.

i'd be willing to bet these new quakes are fracking related. if this fracking B.S. doesn't stop we're going to create a HUGE problem. you can't just blast holes in the earth, blast water into the holes, remove stuff, then pretend to fill it back up again and expect all to be fine. eventually something is going to go very very wrong.

(this whole forum starts to get boring when there are so many rules about what we can and can't put in the main forums outside of the top permanent threads)



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