Bill Ellsworth

Environment
3:11 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

USGS Improving Understanding of New Madrid Fault Line

Credit USGS

Conversation with Bill Ellsworth
Conversation with Oliver Boyd

USGS Scientists Bill Ellsworth and Oliver Boyd join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about regional work involving earthquakes and the New Madrid Fault Line. Ellsworth’s research says injection-induced earthquakes are more prevalent than fracking induced earthquakes. Boyd explains the Missouri Bootheel aeromagnetic survey going on now, tracking seismic activity on certain areas of the fault and furthering research to learn about the faults and to better predict future earthquakes.