The natural gas boom in the Barnett Shale here in North Texas jolted the local economy — but did it also create a stir below ground and cause multiple earthquakes in Cleburne in 2009 and 2010?
A part of North Texas where at least 19 earthquakes happened in November recorded another minor quake on Tuesday. The quake was centered a mile outside of Reno.
North Texas has recorded its fourteenth earthquake in the past month.
Some residents in Palo Pinto County and Jack County were shaken awake on Thanksgiving morning, as two earthquakes rattled the Mineral Wells area in the early hours.
Geophysicists at the U.S. Geological Survey say the earthquakes so far are not strong enough to cause significant structural damage, but scientists say there’s no way to know if a stronger one will follow.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that a 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday and was centered in the city of Azle. This is the sixth North Texas quake in the past week.
North Texas has had another earthquake in an area that’s now recorded five quakes in the past week. The latest quake happened early Monday morning, west of Azle.
Another minor earthquake has happened in Parker County.
Around the small town of Azle all the talk on Wednesday centered around the recent earthquakes. Eleven earthquakes have now rattled Parker County — and that’s just in the last 15 days.
Three earthquakes in one day have been detected around a North Texas town that has already seen a swarm of seven earthquakes in the past month.
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that two small earthquakes shook the ground in northwest Tarrant County shortly before noon on Tuesday.
Residents in a North Texas area that has seen a swarm of seven earthquakes in the past month say they are not concerned about the unusual geologic activity.