Posted by: drgeophysics | June 15, 2009

Hydrofacturing in the news.

As tight gas formations, requiring hydrofracturing are used, these sorts of things will be more common. There was no physical damage.

Follow this link to the WSJ article:

Here is a quote:

“We’re not used to worrying about this kind of thing,” said Cleburne resident Ben Oefinger, a retired school principal who felt the first quake June 2 while lying on his couch following an afternoon of yard work. “Nothing ever happens in Cleburne. That’s why people live here.”

Legislation has been proposed and is reviewed here, here, here, and here.



  1. […] Another link related to these events, although I believe produced water reinjection is more likely to explain these small seismic event in Texas is found here. […]

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