Abstract

A seismic network of 12 self-contained, radio-telemetered seismograph systems was operated in the Kermit, Texas area for a period of 46 months. The main object of this study was to improve our understanding of the seismicity of this region where the first events were observed in 1964 and the first feit event occurred in 1966. Over 1300 events were located during this study, and the hypocenters displayed complex relationships with known geologie structures and oll field activity. Swarm activity was prominent, particularly in the southwest portion of the network. Most of the large events occurred near Kermit, Texas in the vicinity of the Keystone oil field and surprisingly few smaller events occurred in this area. The greatest concentrations of events (none feit), showed a strong spatial correlation with the War-Wink gas field.

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