USGS Lowers Seismic Hazard Forecast for Oklahoma in 2017. Oklahoma experienced fewer earthquakes last year compared with 2015 and a recent study of human-induced earthquakes predicts another year of reduced seismicity for the state in 2017. The U.S. Geological Survey warns, however, that that Oklahoma and southern Kansas, along with the Colorado/New Mexico area known as the Raton Basin, remain the areas with the highest risk of induced seismicity in the United States
Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Amberlee Darold installs a seismometer in southwest Oklahoma City, OK on January 26, 2015. She and other seismologists track earthquakes in effort to resolve a complex question. Is the dramatic uptick in earthquakes in their state related to oil and gas exploration? And if it is, what can be done to stop it without shutting down one of the state's largest economies? Lawsuits are making their way through the system alleging that injection wells, used to…
Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 23, 2015 The US Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Colorado (UC), the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducted a study on the sudden man-made earthquakes happening in Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio and found that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the causation. Data from the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity (CCSA) on oil and…
Geologist: History shows Oklahoma earthquakes not new phenomenon
They can stop blaming fracking now "A chart of earthquake activity in Oklahoma from 1882 to 2013 is on display at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in Norman, Okla., Thursday, June 26, 2014. Earthquakes that have shaken Oklahoma communities in recent months have damaged homes, alarmed residents and prompted lawmakers and regulators to investigate what's behind the temblors and what can be done to stop them." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma - 5/5/2014 Warning from U.S. Geological Survey & Oklahoma Geological Survey, in joint statement, warned the risk of a damaging earthquake--one LARGER than magnitude 5.0--has significantly increased in central Oklahoma...
Earthquake Insurance Becomes Boom Industry in Oklahoma
As TIME reports: According to Amberlee Darold, a seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, it’s no longer a matter of debate that hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, or fracking, causes earthquakes. “It’s known that fracking can cause earthquakes and has caused earthquakes.” http://time.com/2890114/oklahoma-earthquake-fracking-insurance/?utm_content=buffer25989utm_medium=socialutm_source=twitter.comutm_campaign=buffer
Texas Railroad Commission lead engineering technician for districts 1 and 2, Michael Polasek, inspects a salt water disposal injection well at a Heckman Water Resources commercial disposal facility on the LAMZA lease near Highway 80, January 22, 2012.
Oklahoma faces continued risk of quakes linked to drilling: USGS
Parts of Oklahoma and Kansas are likely to experience damaging earthquakes as a result of oil and gas industry activity in 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in its second annual forecast of natural and human-caused seismic risk.