Once again there was an Earthquake in the Dallas area of Texas. The Magnitude was 3.5 and it was about 3 miles East NorthEast of Irving Texas. It was about 3 miles down in the ground.
Several things should be noted here. This was comparatively a very light earthquake. In Southern California, earthquakes of this type are a weekly occurrence throughout the area along the San Andreas Fault. As shown below:
These earthquakes occurring along the i-35 corridor could be the result of fracking or fracking could be coincidental to the emergence of a new geologic plate tectonic fault along the i-35. The burden of scientific proof is borne by those who claim fracking causes earthquakes. Only time will tell and as I’ve written before, our lives are a blink of the eye in geologic time.
I had planned to post on another topic today, but to quote John Lennon: “Life is what happens while we’re making other plans.”
Sources: USGS and Cal Tech
Hat Tip: Zero Hedge.
Updated to clarify who bears the burden of proof on whether or not fracking causes earthquakes.