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USGS: Oklahoma earthquake likely caused by wastewater disposal

Oklahoma earthquake, wastewater injection well

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) — The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said. The USGS report indicated that in ...

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Scientists: Earthquake risk increases in 2016

Scientists: Earthquake risk increases in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists say the chance of a damaging earthquake hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy. Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability. In a first-of-its-kind effort, U.S. Geological Survey Monday ...

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Earthquake shakes north Fort Worth, Haslet and Alliance corridor

Earthquakes in Texas

An earthquake estimated at magnitude 3.0 was felt in the Alliance corridor and across northern Tarrant County late Thursday afternoon in what was possibly the first within the Fort Worth city limits. Residents reported pictures shaking and a feeling that something had hit the buildings they were in. Richard Harrison, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, said no immediate reports ...

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Quakes shaking up New Mexico

Has oil and gas drilling claimed another state as an earthquake victim? Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked the quakes in Kansas and Oklahoma to oil and gas activity, but KRQE reports fossil fuel development may be to blame several small quakes near Raton and Dagger Draw in New Mexico. “[There have] been very intense reviews of the ...

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Earthquake discussion open to public

Oklahoma Sierra Club and Kansas Sierra Club call on concerned people to join them in Norman from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Norman Public Library (Central Branch) 225 N. Webster to discuss the ongoing threat of earthquakes plaguing the region and to examine the practice of fracking which utilizes underground injection wells to dispose of its waste ...

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Three earthquakes strike central Oklahoma

Fireworks weren’t the only commotion rattling central Oklahoma this Fourth of July weekend. Three separate earthquakes occurred in the area since Friday, adhering to the area’s propensity for the quakes. 7 News reported two smaller incidents occurred early Friday morning: the larger, a 3.8 magnitude quake occurred shortly after midnight near Perry and the second, a 3.1 magnitude quake shook ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

Here were the top five stories for the week of June 29 to July 3. Have a safe, fun and all-around wonderful 4th of July! 5. Far from over: 11,000 jobs on the chopping block Even with the promising signs that the oil slump is subsiding, oil and gas workers in Oklahoma may suffer another wave of job cuts by ...

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Permian gets shaken up by earthquake

Earthquakes are becoming more and more frequent these days in oil regions of the U.S., including the Permian Basin. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials have confirmed that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook the ground in the Permian Basin.  The earthquake took place off of Highway 285, north of Fort Stockton on Sunday at 4:16 pm.  There have been no injuries ...

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Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt

DALLAS — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake happened at 1:14 p.m. Monday, with the epicenter 3 miles south-southwest of Farmers Branch. Dallas police had no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. Parts of rural West Texas had a 3.1 magnitude earthquake late Sunday afternoon. USGS reports ...

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