Our paper (Frohlich et al., 2016) reviewed the literature concerning Texas earthquakes to reach four conclusions: (1) induced earthquakes have occurred in several geographic locations, including the east, northeast, west, and Gulf Coast of Texas; (2) induced earthquakes are not exclusively a recent phenomenon—there exist plausible, documented examples as early as 1925; (3) several different industry practices have caused induced earthquakes: these include not only injection disposal of fluid wastes but also production from shallow reservoirs and secondary recovery activities such as waterflooding; and (4) beginning in 2008 rates of Texas earthquakes having magnitudes of 3 and...

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