Study: Oil Activity May Be Cause of East Texas Quakes
April 13, 2016
Oil and gas activity may have triggered a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook East Texas in 2012, new research says.
In a peer-reviewed study made public Wednesday, University of Texas at Austin researchers call it “plausible” that underground injections of oil and gas waste triggered a series of temblors — including one of the strongest ever recorded in the area at 4.8 — that rattled Timpson residents in 2012.
Featuring: Peter Eichhubl, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences