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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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Arlington shaken by Sunday morning earthquake

John Gravois | The Fort Worth Star-Telegram While most people slept through it without noticing, some Arlington residents called 911 early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. with reports of hearing “explosions” and feeling “house shaking” from a 2.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Interstate 30 and Fielder Road, authorities said. According to a Facebook posting by the Arlington Fire Department, “the ...

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