Local impacts from fracking the Eagle Ford

ScienceDaily | May 4, 2021 at 4:02 AM
  • Stanford University geophysicists have simulated and mapped the risk of noticeable shaking and possible building damage from earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing at all potential fracking sites across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas.
  • The approach makes it possible to start out with some level of risk — such as a 50 percent chance of 30 households experiencing shaking that feels exciting but not frightening.
  • It’s “unfair” to set a uniform threshold for the amount of shaking allowed across a large formation like the Eagle Ford.