The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.
Researchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
Hundreds of earthquakes rocked the same community since December. On Monday, legislators in Austin are taking a closer look at what is going on in the area near Azle and Reno.
There have been more than 300 earthquakes reported in Parker County since December, according to just-published research conducted by an earthquake study team.
The ground is still shaking in northern Parker and Tarrant County. A system of seismic monitors is still picking up small movements.
A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Benbrook at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday.
As the sun set Wednesday, a tank truck dumped a load at a disposal well for gas drilling waste in far north Parker County. It’s the one thing dozens of residents in the area didn’t want to see.
Dozens of North Texas residents were in Austin Tuesday, urging the Texas Railroad Commission to take action after a swarm of earthquakes.
Frustrated with the dozens of minor earthquakes in their community, a group of about 50 residents from Azle are heading to Austin on Tuesday to meet with state officials.