A recently published paper co-authored by Cliff Frohlich of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is featured in the May 20, 2014, edition of Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.
Frohlich and his co-authors published a paper in the January 2014 edition of Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth regarding the largest recorded earthquake in East Texas on May 17, 2012, near the city of Timpson. The researchers present seismometer-based data that indicates the earthquakes around that time, which included preshocks dating back to 2008, may have been induced by water injection from oil and gas operations in the area.
That article, titled “The 17 May 2012 M4.8 earthquake near Timpson, East Texas: An event possibly triggered by fluid injection,” is featured in the “Research Spotlight” section of the May 20 edition of Eos.
As noted on the official Institute for Geophysics website, Frohlich is a seismologist with an enduring interest in deep earthquakes, Texas earthquakes, moonquakes and the statistical analysis of earthquake catalogs. In 2008, he was an IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturer.