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Arlington shaken by Sunday morning earthquake

John Gravois | The Fort Worth Star-Telegram While most people slept through it without noticing, some Arlington residents called 911 early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. with reports of hearing “explosions” and feeling “house shaking” from a 2.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Interstate 30 and Fielder Road, authorities said. According to a Facebook posting by the Arlington Fire Department, “the ...

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Kansas task force: No clear answers as to what’s causing quake increase

Rick Plumlee | The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) There is insufficient research available to say what has caused an increase of earthquakes in Kansas, primarily in the south-central area, a governor-appointed task force concluded in a report that was made available this week. The group asked for six state-operated monitors to be installed to gather data on seismic activity. There are ...

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Small quakes triggered by Utica shale fracking occur in Harrison County in late 2013

Bob Downing | Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) There is new evidence that small earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing rocked Ohio’s Harrison County in late 2013. The nearly 500 micro-quakes occurred from early October to mid-December about 42 miles southeast of Canton near Clendening Lake in an area with no recorded earthquakes, according to seismologist Paul A. Friberg. Friberg, of the ...

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Recent earthquake halts waste-water injection operation

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Denver Post has reported that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered the shutdown of an oil and gas wastewater disposal site after a second earthquake within a month was detected. The latest earthquake occurred Monday and registered a 2.6-magnitude. Just last month an earthquake with a 3.4-magnitude was detected in Weld ...

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Fracking earthquakes in Colorado?

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As hydraulic fracturing continues to drain and pump fluids from and into the earth’s surface, many are beginning to feel the effects of mining beginning to vibrate all around them. Last week, Greeley, Colorado registered an earthquake was reported to have reached 3.4 on the Richter magnitude scale. As communities across the nation ...

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Texas regulators await new info before tackling tremors

The Associated Press  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The panel that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry is waiting for more information before will accept that there are any links between increased seismic activity and drilling activity – especially hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, its executive director told lawmakers on Monday. The Texas Railroad Commission was reviewing how it regulates wells used for ...

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Magnitude-4 earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

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A 4-magnitude earthquake Monday was the fifth 4.0-magnitude or higher earthquake measured in Oklahoma since March 30, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. From Staffand Wire Reports, NewsOK.com LANGSTON — A 4-magnitude earthquake shook central Oklahoma on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake hit just after 11 a.m. with an epicenter three miles south-southwest of Langston and eight miles ...

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Chile lifts tsunami warning after quake kills 6

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Luis Andres Henao,The Associated Press Published: 02 April 2014 07:41 AM SANTIAGO, Chile — Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust. The extent ...

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