Category Archives: Earth Sciences

Earthquakes Rattle Texas Town: Is Fracking to Blame?

EcoWatch …Irving sits above dormant fault lines. “Wherever we live, there are faults in the earth, so there is always a risk of earthquakes,” Brian Stump, a Southern Methodist University seismology professor, told Fox News. He is part of a … Continue reading

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USGS Could Increase North Texas Earthquake Risk Level

The Weather Channel Originally Posted: Jan. 21 2015 North Texas is in the clutch of a surprising cluster of earthquakes, leaving many searching for a root cause. In 2008, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suffered its first earthquakes in recorded history, … Continue reading

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What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes?

BY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Posted: JANUARY 14, 2015 By Anna Kuchment, Randy Lee Loftis, James Osborne and Avi Selk Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute: Irving Earthquakes Media Briefing

SMU’s seismology team held a news briefing on Jan. 6, 2015, to explain what was known and what information is being sought about a series of recent earthquakes in Irving, Texas. The team announced Jan. 7 that it will deploy … Continue reading

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SMU Scientists seek cause of Irving earthquakes

Dallas Morning News By ANNA KUCHMENT, RANDY LEE LOFTIS, JAMES OSBORNE and AVI SELK Staff Writers Published: 10 January 2015 11:23 PM Updated: 11 January 2015 07:25 PM The earth under North Texas barely stirred for at least a century, … Continue reading

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22 new seismographs to be deployed in Irving

WFAA Originally Posted: 10:04 p.m. CST January 7, 2015 By: David Schechter, Demond Fernandez and Josh Davis IRVING – SMU’s seismology team deployed 15 new seismographs in Irving Wednesday after 12 earthquakes shook the town and surrounding areas in the last day. … Continue reading

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10 Earthquakes Have Rattled North Texas Since Tuesday Morning. SMU Seismologists Study Irving Earthquakes.

KERA NEWS Update, 9:56 a.m. Wednesday: A 10th earthquake has shaken North Texas since Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 10th quake struck at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday in Irving, near the old Texas Stadium site. That’s where most … Continue reading

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As 10th quake in 2 days rumbles through, Dallas, Irving prepping emergency plan

Dallas Morning News Scoop Blog By: Robert Wilonsky Update at 9:08 a.m. January 7: We’re now into the double digits. The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a 10th quake since Tuesday morning, and it occurred at 8:34 this morning — … Continue reading

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SMU seismologist: Researchers are hoping to locate Irving quakes, not find what’s causing them

Dallas Morning News Scoop Blog Originally posted: Jan. 6 2015 By: Robert Wilonsky We received a handful of reports this morning from Northwest Dallas and Irving residents insisting they felt — and heard — another quake this morning. So far, … Continue reading

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SMU Seismologists Discuss North Texas Earthquake

NBC 5 Jan. 6, 2015. Updated 7:45pm CST Two Earthquakes Widely-Felt Across DFW Tuesday Large tremors classified as MMI V with the power to break windows By Frank Heinz A magnitude-3.6 earthquake rumbled across North Texas just before 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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