Is Eagle Ford Oil Production Causing Earthquakes?

Eagle Ford Earthquakes Are Often Undetectable On The Surface
Eagle Ford Earthquake Map

Eagle Ford Earthquake Map from UTIG | Click to Enlarge

The surge in Eagle Ford production over the past few years has likely led to small earthquakes in the region.

Enough oil and water is now being produced that it is likely rocks are settling and faults are slipping, which causes small earthquakes.

That’s the conclusion from a two-year study completed by the UT Institute for Geophysics.

The study was published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters and can be downloaded here: [Read more…]