This morning a M2.7 earthquake struck near a Dallas Texas fracking operation after a period of silence lasting near a month.
Today (this afternoon August 12) a new M3.0 earthquake has now struck Southwest Texas. The earthquake epicenter is near another fracking operation located a few miles NW of Fort Stockton, TX.
The earthquake forecast issued on August 8, 2015 fully covered the Texas region.
Now we see TWO different areas in Texas show rare earthquake activity, both in the same day!
This overall (new) Texas seismic activity was forecast to occur based upon the incoming craton pressure from the West coast / Pacific plate.
See the full forecast for Texas here – calling for near M3.0 earthquake activity to strike this week:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||3.0 mb_lg± 0.1|
|Location/uncertainty||31.050°N 103.162°W± 5.2 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||5.0 km± 2.0|
|Origin Time||2015-08-12 20:49:21.900 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||16|
|Minimum Distance||196.37 km (1.76°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.59 sec|
|FE Region||Western Texas (498)|