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Old 01-06-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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That probably was an aftershock, we'll see. Balcones Fault is really acting up, I'll offer a sacrifice of chips and hot sauce.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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I felt the 3:12PM earthquake in Irving. I was on the road till 6:00PM to Frisco.Did not feel anything in Frisco after 6:00PM...
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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Oklahoma beat Texas in bball... sucking a bit less now. Texas continues to slide south.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It's a little unsettling, especially with how they are occurring more and more frequently. We noticed some small interior cracks around our house after the first quake we felt.
Yah. Do we need to get any insurance for earthquakes as well. Is it happening because of oil drilling near old cowboys stadium. I will check home tomorrow and see if there are any cracks. It is making me very uncomfortable.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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2.9

So, we've had 3.5 > 3.6 > 2.9.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yah. Do we need to get any insurance for earthquakes as well. Is it happening because of oil drilling near old cowboys stadium. I will check home tomorrow and see if there are any cracks. It is making me very uncomfortable.
There is no drilling in Dallas or the Irving area. There are no waste water wells in the area.

It's mother nature waking up the Balcones Fault line.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There is no drilling in Dallas or the Irving area. There are no waste water wells in the area.

It's mother nature waking up the Balcones Fault line.
Thanks Rakin. Never heard of Balcones Fault lines before. Is it like the ones near California.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Thanks Rakin. Never heard of Balcones Fault lines before. Is it like the ones near California.
No, and IMNSHO the Balcones Fault (which has been largely inactive for MILLIONS of years) is a convenient scapegoat for earthquake activity that coincidentally started occurring at the same time as drilling activity ramped up in the Barnett Shale.

No energy or waste disposal company will ever be held accountable for injection-induced earthquakes until something really bad happens. So until/unless DFW has a MM5-6 quake that wreaks havoc on the metroplex and kills people expect to hear a lot about the Balcones Fault. "There's nothing to see here."

Last edited by bluescreen73; 01-06-2015 at 09:34 PM.. Reason: Millions of years, not thousands.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Thanks Rakin. Never heard of Balcones Fault lines before. Is it like the ones near California.
It comes down through Central TX from Oklahoma to about Del Rio. Ever go down to Cedar Hill and drop down that steep hill on I-20 into Grand Prairie? That's the fault.

I believe The Trinity River through Dallas sits on top of it.

Balcones Fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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No, and IMNSHO the Balcones Fault (which has been largely inactive for MILLIONS of years) is a convenient scapegoat for earthquake activity that coincidentally started occurring at the same time as drilling activity ramped up in the Barnett Shale.

No energy or waste disposal company will ever be held accountable for injection-induced earthquakes until something really bad happens. So until/unless DFW has a MM5-6 quake that wreaks havoc on the metroplex and kills people expect to hear a lot about the Balcones Fault. "There's nothing to see here."
I know you don't care and not to bust on your theory but there is no injection well anywhere close to the old Texas Stadium location
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