This Enid News & Eagle award-winning 6-week series from 2015 explores the science behind efforts in determining why there was a sudden upswing in earthquakes in the Sooner State beginning in 2009 and the ever-evolving problem facing Oklahomans as they continue to occur.
As of Aug. 31, more than 600 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes had been recorded in Oklahoma, compared to more than 900 magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes in Alaska.
“The majority of wells have not been associated with seismic activity. Scientists are trying to identify the factors that resulted in induced activity for some wells.”
After a magnitude 5.6 earthquake — the largest recorded in state history — hit Prague in November 2011, things changed: Injecting high amounts of wastewater at high pressures caused problems. — Bill Ellsworth, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey
Oklahoma has had earthquakes for decades but the issue is deciding which are natural and which may be “man-made.” — Rep. John Enns, R-Enid
In a timeline provided to the News & Eagle by Holland, discussions focused around the OGS’ ability to monitor seismicity accurately.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last installment of a multi-part series on earthquakes prepared by the Enid News & Eagle.
The U.S. Geological Survey, via Earthquake Track, reported 191 earthquakes above a 1.5 magnitude in the past 30 days in Oklahoma, but schools haven’t implemented earthquake drills.
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