Fracking Could Be Causing A Spike In Texas Earthquakes
A study published in April says drilling for oil and gas in Texas has likely contributed to increasing seismic activity there in recent years.By Evan Thomas | May 10, 2015
A recent report says hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is likely responsible for a dramatic uptick in Texas earthquakes.
A CNN report Sunday focuses on Irving, Texas, situated between Dallas and Ft. Worth. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been close to 40 quakes in the area since the beginning of the year.
A study published in April from researchers at Southern Methodist University points to oil and gas industry activity — specifically hydraulic fracturing and the disposal of wastewater — as a likely cause of recent quakes. (Video via City of Irving)