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Archive for June, 2009

Another Minor Earthquake In N Texas

“A small earthquake rattled houses in Cleburne and surrounding cities Tuesday, but caused no damage or injuries.”

The article I’m taking this from stated that this was the FOURTH earthquake for this area in the past year. When I researched this recently, only 2 were on file with the Institute for Geophysics at UT down in Austin, and the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey website). So . . . where did those other two come from? The article didn’t expound. (bummer)

We’ve gone from never having had one, in all of recorded history, to now having 3 (4 according to the article). The first occurred this past October, and now the 2 latest quakes took place a little over 2 weeks apart!

Thankfully they were all small in scale, and didn’t do any damage. But the big question on my mind is, WHY? Why are having them? Something must be causing them. The only activity affecting that deep would be the intense drilling going on all around the Metroplex now.

And please don’t misunderstand me, I am not against drilling. That is unless it was going to cause some serious damage to our ecological system or certainly to our people. (God forbid)

The article I’ve quoted from here, and linked to, says unequivocally that the quakes aren’t due to the drilling (RIGHT)

Well, if that’s true, then what on earth COULD be causing it? (I’m still leaning toward the drilling.) Common sense tells us there is definitely a reason for the earthquakes ocurring. Someone really needs to find out soon.

I imagine we’ll see more earthquakes getting closer together. And I’m afraid that we’ll start to see some stronger ones that actually do damage, before they find out (or admit ) the cause.

Mild or not, the very idea of earthquakes occurring where they haven’t occurred before (and I’ve been in Fort Worth all my life)  gives me a sense of unease that this is a very bad sign. I am SO hoping I’m wrong.

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