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Scientific answer to quakes in Azle area a year off, researcher says


The following is from the June 19, 2014, edition of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Heather DeShon, an SMU associate professor of geophysics, is leader of the Reno-Azle earthquake research team.

June 24, 2014

By Jim Fuquay

AZLE — Researchers at Southern Methodist University have a good picture of faults that underlie the Azle area but are at least a year away from finding an explanation for the string of small earthquakes that hit the area last year.

“We are working on how … production activities have affected” those underground faults, geophysics professor Heather DeShon said Wednesday evening at a forum about the quakes.

Her update was hardly satisfying to about 130 people at the meeting at Azle High School sponsored by KERA and StateImpact Texas, a cooperative of public broadcasters.

Several in the audience complained that they heard little new from a panel that included elected officials, industry representatives and DeShon.

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