Earthquake zone is expanding in the Permian Basin


Scientists looking into the earthquakes in the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico and their connections to oil and gas drilling say they believe the area of seismic activity is growing.

It seems to be migrating in a northeasterly direction and at least one researcher believes it will lead to stronger earthquakes rattling the area filled with hundreds of oil and gas drilling rigs.

Alexandros Savvaidis, principal investigator at TexNet, the statewide seismic monitoring network operated by the Bureau of Economic Geology, told the Midland Reporter-Telegram the action zone is becoming bigger.

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