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Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's a Ho Ho Sinkhole




It's a Giant Sinkhole

 In lovely Southwest Arlington, Texas

The red oval near the bottom right depicts the approximate location of this sinkhole: 
Green Oaks Boulevard near Waterview Drive, Arlington, Texas.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
May you enjoy a safe, frack-free holiday season.
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.



  1. The chicken or the egg? what broke the water main?...was it subSIDence from nearby drilling/fracking?...or did the water main break first and then cause the sinkhole?

  2. Our source tells us the pipe exploded and the ground collapsed ~ not sure about the order of events.

    What we do know is that underground mining for natural gas causes seismicity, and that can't be good for anything in densely populated regions.

  3. Yikes. Extraction is an ongoing process for horizontal shale gas wells in certainly appears that plenty are in (production) in that area based on the RRC's GIS map pictured (all the red circles surrounded by the little spokes). Oh, subsidence where for art thou, subsidence?