Matthew J. Hornbach

Houston Chronicle: New data shows North Texas fault line

Houston Chronicle, earthquakes, SMU, DeShon, StumpJournalist Dylan Baddour covered the recent interim report about the research findings of Southern Methodist University’s seismology team surrounding a recent series of earthquakes in the Irving, Texas area.

His Houston Chronicle report, “New data shows North Texas fault line,” covered the preliminary findings. Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: Remap of Dallas-area quakes shows fault closer to fracking wells than thought

Dallas Morning News, SMU, earthquakes, Irving, Anna Kuchment, Heather DeShon, Brian StumpScience journalist Anna Kuchment covered a recent interim report on the research findings of SMU’s seismology team surrounding a recent series of earthquakes in the Irving, Texas area.

Kuchment’s Dallas Morning News article, “Remap of Dallas-area quakes shows fault closer to fracking wells than thought,” covered a briefing with the press on Friday, Feb. 6, to explain progress on the team’s earthquake research. Continue reading

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SMU analysis of recent North Texas earthquake sequence reveals geologic fault, epicenters in Irving and West Dallas

Locations of seismic instruments as of Jan. 30, 2015, with revised earthquake locations in dark red. (USGS)Initial results from the seismology team at Southern Methodist University reveal that a recent series of earthquakes near old Texas Stadium in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were relatively shallow and concentrated along a narrow two-mile line that indicates a fault extending from Irving into West Dallas. SMU and the United States Geological Survey have shared an interim report with the mayors of Dallas and Irving. Continue reading

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NBC News: Climate-changing methane ‘rapidly destabilizing’ off East Coast, study finds

NBC News has covered the research of SMU marine geologist Matthew Hornbach, who led a study that has uncovered a powerful new way to use data from the geological record to discover non-anthropogenic climate changes underway.

The study suggests warmer temperatures are destabilizing up to 2.5 gigatonnes of methane hydrate along the continental slope of the eastern United States.
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Nature: Seismic signs of escaping methane under the sea

Sand is not the only thing on the move in the waters off the eastern United States — a shift in the Gulf Stream is melting methane hydrate in sediments that could release methane gas.

Nature magazine covered the research of SMU marine geologist Matthew Hornbach, who led the study that has uncovered a powerful new way to use data from the geological record to discover non-anthropogenic climate changes underway.
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