Scientists from SMU and the U.S. Geological Survey have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
Three earthquakes shook the Irving area Thursday, the largest was a 3.3 magnitude.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
The USGS has confirmed a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Irving at 6:18 a.m. Friday morning.
The chandeliers swing, the pictures tilt and the chair shakes. Then people in Irving wait. While they wonder if they just felt another earthquake, someone in a small office 800 miles away, is trying to confirm it.
Once again — the earth is moving in Irving. The United States Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.3 magnitude tremor happened at 1:02 p.m.
The USGS has confirmed a Thursday afternoon temblor near Midlothian. Minutes after releasing that conformation, the USGS released information about two additional tremors that happened earlier in Irving.
Officials in Irving continue their search for what may be triggering the recent swarm of earthquakes dogging Dallas’ neighbor to the west.
A series of earthquakes, three of them with a 3-point magnitude or greater, rocked North Texas Tuesday into early Wednesday, knocking items off walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally shattering nerves across the region.
The U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed that an earthquake did hit near Irving this morning.
According to the USGS, the 2.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 4:19 pm and was located between the area of Hwy 114 and Spur 482.
The U.S Geological Survey has confirmed another earthquake, this one measuring 2.6, happened in Irving late Thursday night.