Azle Earthquakes

After a Rash of Earthquakes, Should North Texas Update its Building Codes?

By Joanna England / May 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Did you feel that earthquake this morning? We definitely did, and it happened just as I was dropping off my preschooler in Lakewood. The tremor, a 2.7 magnitude quake near Farmers Branch according to the United States Geological Survey map, made me wonder if my son’s school was built to withstand a significant earthquake. It’s […]

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Is Shale Gas Exploration Causing Earthquakes? Today’s Texas House Committee Meeting Will Study What May Cause Rash of Texas Quakes

By Joanna England / May 12, 2014 / 1 Comment

Several North Texas homeowners, especially those in Azle and near Eagle Mountain Lake, are concerned that expanded shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing may be causing the rash of seismic activity that has these communities all shook up. To address these concerns, the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity is holding a hearing today at […]

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What The Frack? Should North Texans Secure Earthquake Coverage if They Live Near Hydraulic Fracturing Sites?

By Joanna England / January 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

As Azle residents stormed a meeting of the Texas Railroad Commission yesterday demanding a moratorium on wastewater injection wells used in hydraulic fracturing (AKA fracking), commissioners gave no indication of halting the practice that homeowners blame for the recent spate of earthquakes in their small Tarrant County town.

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