8/12/2015 — Texas Earthquakes return — Fracking operation near Irving / Dallas moving again

Just as we were expecting to see, renewed earthquake activity has now developed near the fracking operation in Irving / Dallas Texas.

texas fracking earthquake aug 12 2015 final

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The earthquake forecast issued on August 8, 2015 fully covered the Texas region.    The area around Dallas, TX hasn’t show much activity in the past months, now (this week) we see the renewed activity develop.

This seismic activity was forecast to occur based upon the incoming 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:

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Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 2.7 mb_lg± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 32.869°N 96.941°W± 1.0 km
Depth/uncertainty 5.0 km± 1.5
Origin Time 2015-08-12 11:13:28.860 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 16
Minimum Distance 2.45 km (0.02°)
Travel Time Residual 0.49 sec
Azimuthal Gap 58°
FE Region Northern Texas (500)

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Main stream news report:

2.7 magnitude earthquake reported early Wednesday in Irving

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/08/2-7-magnitude-earthquake-reported-early-wednesday-in-irving.html/

“A 2.7 magnitude tremblor shook Irving early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred around 6:13 a.m. near the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas. The epicenter was registered near O’Connor and Las Colinas boulevards, according to the geological survey.

No damages were reported, and some people took to social media to say they felt it as far as downtown Dallas.”

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