Another Texas Quake Raises Questions About 'Fracking'
Last night's 3.0 in Irving occurred near DFW airport where there is gas drilling activity. Recent small quakes in North Texas have led to studies about hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" and a possible connection to earthquakes.
The area where the quake occurred was seismically quiet until a few years ago. That’s when the oil and gas industry began using deep underground wells to dispose of fluids from the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,”