Items Tagged with 'quakes'


What's Shaking In Colorado? Professor Wants to Know

A state that helped pioneer research in induced earthquakes a half century ago, Colorado this month joined several other states with robust oil and natural gas exploration and production activity in trying to determine if the advent of small quakes is directly related to drilling. Read More

Texas House Earthquake Panel Holds First Hearing

Minor earthquakes blamed on drilling waste disposal wells have been shaking up small towns overlying the Barnett Shale of North Texas for a while now. On Monday, state lawmakers put their ears to the ground during the first hearing of a subcommittee formed on the matter, hearing from local mayors, academic, environmental, regulatory and industry representatives. Read More

Geologic, Regulatory Aftershocks from Latest Oklahoma Quakes

More earthquakes jolted parts of central Oklahoma Saturday, prompting added speculation about the ties between the quakes and oil and natural gas drilling wastewater injection processes. Although small in magnitude -- measuring 2.6-4.0 on the Richter Scale -- the frequency of the tremors has already surpassed 2013 totals, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS). Read More

Oklahoma Regulators Seek More E&P Seismic Data

Calling the state "seismically active," Oklahoma regulators are working with state Geological Survey (OGS) and seeking more detailed records from oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) operators on activity related to well stimulation and wastewater injection practices. Read More