CBSDFW: North Texas Should Prepare for a Possible 6.5 Earthquake

On 9/25/17 I had CBSDFW channel 11 on and saw coverage on a recent Southern Methodist University study of earthquake risk. Here is the The Dallas Morning News coverage of the study too, https://www.dallasnews.com/news/science-medicine/2017/09/25/fault-produced-north-texas-largest-quake-produce-even-bigger-one-study-says.

With the 8.1 and 6.1 magnitude in Mexico recently, I do not doubt we could be in for a rough fracking ride.

cbsdfw footage of VOCs wafting from storage tanks during flow back

So BE PREPARED and have your:

Once prepared…

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Benzene in duck and cover position

….then think about all the underground and aboveground (now aged) Urban Drilling infrastructures and piping….not to mention all those petroleum storage tanks north of the Arlington Viridian…

Now one can only wonder why Urban Drilling was so important as we sat on that

$weet $pot of free fracking money called the Barnett Shale.

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu>
Cc: TXsharon <sharson@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks…
If I were to rephrase this for clarity, would this be correct? …..“In fact, in almost all of the areas where induced seismicity has occurred in the last decade in the southern midcontinent of the US, these induced seismic events have NOT occurred on ‘known’ larger fault lines, but rather has been occurring on previously unrecognized faults”
 
Thanks for the clarification.


From: Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> 
Cc: TXsharon <sharson@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:37 PM
Subject: RE: largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks…

Kim,
Yes, there is a large fault in the subsurface of that area and it is included in our study.  Where or not it’s the largest one depends on the measure chosen.  There are lots of faults in the region.  But, just because a fault might be big doesn’t make it any more likely to slip and cause an earthquake than smaller faults.  In fact, in almost all of the areas in the southern midcontinent of the US where induced seismicity has occurred in the last decade, it has been on previously unrecognized faults, not on the known larger ones.
 
Peter


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “hdeshon@smu.edu” <hdeshon@smu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:25 AM
Subject: Q on if largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks included in your study

Near cemetery road on the Arlington Euless line, see pic attached, there was said to be the largest fault line in the Barnett Shale…was that included in your study if indeed it exists?

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu>
To: TXsharon <sharson@gmail.com>
Cc: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:48 AM
Subject: RE: largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks…

 

Sharon,
In our research we typically do not track individual wells  – we mainly work regional trends.  Like everybody, we get our data from the TX-RRC and, by their reporting and rules and operational lag times, means that injection data is always about 14 months out of date.  As a region I can say with confidence that injection rates have declined year-on-year for the past 5 years but I don’t know anything about the most recent 14 months.
Regards – Peter
—————————-
Peter Hennings
Principal Investigator, Center for Integrated Seismicity Research
The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
512-471-0156 (o)
832-270-4312 (m)
From: TXsharon [mailto:sharson@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:35 AM
To: Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu>
Cc: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks…
Hello, I was copied on this email so I would like to find out how we know that the injection is decreasing? People who live by the injection well at the airport report that activity has picked up quite a bit with many trucks coming and going.
Sharon Wilson, Senior Organizer
EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project
Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer
Certification #79568
940-389-1622
skype:sharon.wilson-ewa
twitter: earthworks, txsharon
blog: http://www.texassharon.com/
Read about the very real health risks from oil and gas extraction in our reports  Reckless Endangerment, Gas Patch Roulette and Flowback.
On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu> wrote:
Kim,
Thanks for writing.  I share your concerns about the potential impact of seismicity in the Dallas-Ft Worth area but thus far in all the areas in the south-central US being impacted by induced seismicity the ground-surface shaking intensities have been well-under what might be necessary to cause damage to critical infrastructure.  That could change due to things we don’t understand but given that the rate of injection is quickly decreasing in the DFW area means we should be ultimately headed for less risk overall.
Thanks – Peter
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Peter Hennings
Principal Investigator, Center for Integrated Seismicity Research
The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
From: kim feil [mailto:kimfeil@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:25 PM
To: Peter H Hennings <peter.hennings@beg.utexas.edu>
Cc: TXsharon <sharson@gmail.com>
Subject: largest fault in Barnett Shale said to be near petroleum storage tanks…
I found your  name in the story, https://www.dallasnews.com/news/science-medicine/2017/09/25/fault-produced-north-texas-largest-quake-produce-even-bigger-one-study-says  and wanted to show you what I blogged about years ago where it was said there was the largest fault line…..
The potential flammable/explosive storage tanks are problematic then being so close to this fault line?
Things that do not go well with co-existing: fracking and storage tanks....pic is north of Viridian

Things that do not go well with co-existing: fracking and storage tanks….pic is north of Viridian

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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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