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Magnitude-4.0 quake between Mansfield, Venus is biggest yet

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake shook Johnson and southern Tarrant counties Thursday evening, the biggest quake ever recorded in North Texas, the federal earthquake monitoring agency reported. There were no reports of serious damage or injury by 9 p.m. The earthquake’s epicenter was 3 miles north-northwest of Venus and 6 miles south of Mansfield, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The time was ...

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Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened at 6:18 a.m. CST Friday. The quake was centered 3 miles east-northeast of Irving. Police in Irving had no immediate reports of damage or anyone hurt in Friday morning’s earthquake. Seismologists have said that dozens of small quakes rattling North ...

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Geologists look for earthquake and fracking correlation

FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015, AT 12:01 A.M. CST.-Brodie Tedder, church secretary and priest Michael Peltzer point out where cracked bricks have been replace on the back side of the St. Patricks Catholic church in Harper, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — For at the last 15 months, Kansas geologist Rex Buchanan estimates, he’s spent 90 percent of his time studying something once relatively rare in the state – earthquakes. He has learned a lot, said the director of the Kansas Geological Survey, whose focus in the past was primarily on water and geologic formations, including just how little ...

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COGCC has a plan for future earthquake


After two small earthquakes last year, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission used a “stoplight” risk management plan to prevent or control future quakes. Two small earthquakes in the same Weld County location, on May 31 and June 23, were likely caused by a nearby injection well, but the COGCC said NGL Water Solutions was not in violation of ...

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Kansas geologists ask for more funding amid earthquake spike

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas geologists say they need more funding to investigate an unprecedented spike in earthquakes in the state. Kansas Geological Survey Director Rex Buchanan told the House Energy and Environment Committee on Monday that about half a million dollars is needed to beef up seismic monitoring. The agency has recorded 206 earthquakes since Jan. 1, 2013, after detecting ...

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USGS: Earthquake near Fountain ‘wasn’t real’

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.0 earthquake reported early Monday near Fountain didn’t actually happen. “It turns out that wasn’t real,” said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden. He said the earthquake report was the result of a faulty sensor and a newer geologic analyst. “Sometimes the computer (messes up) and he ...

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Minor earthquake shakes Eagle Ford country

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media An earthquake registering at 3.2 magnitude was felt in Atascosa county Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that the quake was centered about 40 miles south of San Antonio in the town of Charlotte. A KENS 5 reporter spoke with Marilyn Roberts, a local resident of Charlotte, who assumed the quake was caused ...

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