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Dallas-Fort Worth earthquakes coincident with activity associated with natural gas production

Cliff Frohlich, Eric Potter, Chris Hayward and Brian Stump
Dallas-Fort Worth earthquakes coincident with activity associated with natural gas production
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (March 2010) 29 (3): 270-275

Abstract

On 31 October 2008 and the following day, numerous Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) residents called 911 to report experiencing several small earthquakes, accompanied by loud booming noises and the shaking of walls and furniture. Using data recorded by regional seismic stations, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) located nine earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.5 and 3.0. On 16 May 2009, this scenario repeated itself, as local residents felt three earthquakes and the NEIC located four (largest=magnitude 3.3). A third sequence of felt events began on 2 June 2009, approximately 65 km southwest near the city of Cleburne, Texas, but has not yet been studied in detail (Figure 1).


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 29
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Dallas-Fort Worth earthquakes coincident with activity associated with natural gas production
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Pages: 270-275
Published: 201003
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 6
Accession Number: 2010-035128
Categories: SeismologyEconomic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
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N32°30'00" - N33°00'00", W97°37'00" - W97°04'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Southern Methodist University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201020
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