KERA will host earthquake panel discussion in Azle
Heather DeShon, an SMU associate professor of geophysics and leader of the Reno-Azle earthquake research team, will be among the panelists at a discussion on the North Texas earthquakes at 7 p.m. June 18 at Azle High School.
The now earthquake-prone region of Azle and Reno will be the focus of the panel discussion “What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes?” set for 7 p.m. June 18 at Azle High School, 1200 Boyd Road.
The area northwest of Fort Worth was rocked by more than 30 minor earthquakes in a three-month span, rattling residents and prompting many of them to ask what was behind the flurry of seismic activity. Seismologists and other researchers are trying to identify a link between the earthquakes and drilling and hydraulic fracking activity, including the disposal of wastewater.
The free event will be hosted by KERA/State Impact Texas.
Panelists include Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes, Heather DeShon, an associate professor of geophysics, and Mose Buchele, a State Impact Texas reporter who has covered the energy industry for many years.
It will be moderated by KERA’s senior reporter Doualy Xaykaotao, who has covered major earthquakes in Asia.
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