Let’s begin with what we know: There have been 18 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 2.5 up to magnitude 3.6 in and around Irving since November. That’s when I began reviewing seismic events in the area.

Understandably, residents of the region want to know what’s causing them and whether there is anything that can be done to stop or reduce seismic activity. While speculation has run rampant that this recent seismic activity in Irving is the result of oil and gas operations in the area, there is no evidence at this time to indicate any connection.

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