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Causal factors for seismicity near Azle, Texas

This investigation found a plausible connection between the series of earthquakes near Azle, Texas, in November 2013 began along a mapped ancient fault system and human activity: Pore-pressure models demonstrated that a combination of brine production and wastewater injection near the fault generated subsurface pressures sufficient to induce earthquakes on near-critically stressed faults.

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Matthew J. Hornbach, Heather R. DeShon, William L. Ellsworth, Brian W. Stump, Chris Hayward, Cliff Frohlich, Harrison R. Oldham, Jon E. Olson, M. Beatrice Magnani, Casey Brokaw, and James H. Luetgert
Causal factors for seismicity near Azle, Texas
Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 21; 6: 6728.
Published online 2015 Apr 21. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7728

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