Just as we were expecting to see, renewed earthquake activity has now developed near the fracking operation in Irving / Dallas Texas.
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:
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|
|FE Region||Northern Texas (500)|
Main stream news report:
2.7 magnitude earthquake reported early Wednesday in Irving
“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.”