Seismologists from SMU are about to deploy seismic monitors in and around Azle, Texas, to study the recent burst of small earthquakes in the area northwest of Fort Worth.

About two dozen earthquakes have been recorded in North Texas since Nov.1 The most recent quake was 3.7 magnitude tremble near Mineral Wells early Monday. So what’s causing all the earthquakes? Well, that’s still being debated….But SMU seismologists are hoping to find clues with this new research. According to SMU’s press release:

“The first group of instruments, four digital monitors provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will be deployed as early as this week to monitor the burst of seismicity that has been occurring in the area since early November.  The USGS NetQuakes instruments are designed to be installed in private homes, businesses, public buildings and schools with an existing broadband connection to the internet, and data from those monitors will be available online.”

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