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Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

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  • by Anna Merikin (529843) on Tuesday May 06, 2014 @03:37AM (#46926301) Journal

    The joint statement indicates that a likely contributing factor to the increase in earthquakes is wastewater disposal by injection into deep geologic formations. The water injection can increase underground pressures, lubricate faults and cause earthquakes – a process known as injection-induced seismicity. Much of this wastewater is a byproduct of oil and gas production and is routinely disposed of by injection into wells specifically designed and approved for this purpose. The recent earthquake rate changes are not due to typical, random fluctuations in natural seismicity rates.

    'Nuff said.

  • by night_flyer (453866) on Tuesday May 06, 2014 @07:55AM (#46927173) Homepage

    Not if you specifically purchase "earthquake" insurance, Ive had that on my house(s) for the last 15 years, looking like I got a good deal now...

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