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New data shows North Texas fault line

Houston Chronicle Originally Posted: Feb. 11, 2015 North Texas earthquake swarms still baffle geologists, who never expected to study seismic tremors in the Lone Star State. But last month scientists installed equipment to record quakes near Irving, Texas, and last week … Continue reading

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Analysis of recent earthquake sequence reveals geologic fault, epicenters in Irving and West Dallas

Phys.org Originally Posted: Feb. 11, 2013 Initial results from SMU’s seismology team reveal that the recent series of earthquakes occurring near the site of the old Texas Stadium were relatively shallow and concentrated along a narrow two mile line that … Continue reading

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Initial Results in Study of Texas Earthquake Sequence Released

ABC Radio Originally Posted Feb. 6, 2015 (DALLAS) — A study conducted at Southern Methodist University found that the string of earthquakes felt near Irving, Texas in January were caused by a narrow fault line extending from Irving into West … Continue reading

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Geothermal Resources Council Announces President-Elect

(PRWEB) February 09, 2015 Davis, California, USA: The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the election of Maria Richards as President-Elect. She will become the 26th President of the global geothermal energy organization in January 2017 after the term of … Continue reading

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Dedman College alum Craig Pearson is Texas’ first state seismologist

Texas Tribune Posted: Feb. 6, 2015 For State’s Seismologist, Quakes Will Be the Easy Part by Jim Malewitz David Craig Pearson remembers the first time he felt the earth tremble beneath his feet. Mother Nature wasn’t to blame. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Science Presents Dr. Andy Nyblade

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, U.S.G.S. to raise Texas’ earthquake hazard risk

Houston Chronicle Originally Posted: Jan 28, 2015 ….”Once the locations have been completed, only then can we assess possible causes,” said Brian Stump, a seismologist with Southern Methodist University, in a Jan. 15 address to the Irving city council. Whatever … Continue reading

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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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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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