In the West Texas oil patch, a boom in drilling has led to a growing number of earthquakes

Dec 28, 2022
After multiple near-record Texas earthquakes, oil and gas regulators say they’re stepping up efforts to reduce quakes triggered by industry activity.
A truck travels through the West Texas oil patch. Earthquakes that have rocked the region have been tied to the area's booming oil industry.
Mitch Borden

A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around the world are signed up to participate in a earthquake drill, the 2018 Great ShakeOut, […]

A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around the world are signed up to participate in a earthquake drill, the 2018 Great ShakeOut, […]

Oklahoma oil hub on quake alert

Oct 15, 2015
Earthquakes could threaten the U.S.'s most important storage site for crude oil.

L.A. installs water pipes that can survive disaster

Jun 17, 2015
The Japanese-made pipes don't pull apart at the joints when the earth moves.

Lucy Jones on why scientists need to craft stories

Jun 16, 2015
The seismologist explains how using narratives can get your message across.

Should oil companies be liable for earthquake-related damage?

Mar 19, 2015
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will soon decide if fracking is linked to earthquakes.

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All a-Twitter over L.A. quake

Jul 29, 2008
When the ground started moving here in Southern California, the "tweets" on Twitter started flowing. And it didn't take long for some online...

Quake update

Jul 29, 2008
Looks like the USGS has downgraded the magnitude of the quake to 5.4. . . . Ho hum. Back to work.

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