What's Behind The North Texas Earthquakes? KERA, StateImpact Texas Host June 18 Forum
What’s behind the earthquakes in North Texas?
What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes? A KERA/StateImpact Texas Discussion will be moderated by KERA Senior Reporter Doualy Xaykaothao, who has covered major earthquakes in Japan, Indonesia and Thailand. The panel will include state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford; Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes; Heather DeShon, SMU associate professor of geophysics; Bill Stevens, government relations consultant at the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers; and StateImpact Texas reporter Mose Buchele, who's covered the oil and gas industry for many years. Audience questions will be moderated by StateImpact Texas reporter Terrence Henry.
About North Texas earthquakes
North Texas has the largest onshore natural gas field in the state, and some experts believe it may be the largest in the country. So when a swarm of earthquakes hit the cities of Azle and Reno six months ago, local residents started asking questions. Scientists have linked the disposal of drilling wastewater used in fracking to earthquakes. And now seismologists are studying the quakes in Parker and Tarrant Counties to monitor where the earthquakes occur, when and why.
About the June 18 forum
What: What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes? A KERA/State Impact Texas Discussion
When: Wednesday, June 18, 7 to 8pm
Where: Azle High School Auditorium; Map: 1200 Boyd Road – Azle, TX 76020
Cost: Free and open to the public
Over the past week, KERA has been airing stories about the North Texas earthquakes.
For several months, KERA and StateImpactreporters have covered the earthquake swarm. Here are examples of recent stories: