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8 Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma in 24 Hours

8 Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma in 24 Hours

Several earthquakes have struck Oklahoma this week, including a magnitude 4.2 that hit the central part of the state on Wednesday night. “The past 24 hours have had an uptick in earthquake numbers, with 8 quakes ranging from 2.6-4.2 magnitude occurring in Oklahoma,” USGS tweeted. USGS described last night’s 4.2 quake as “widely felt” in […]

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    Oklahoma Remains Nation’s Human-Induced Earthquake Hotspot

    Oklahoma Remains Nation’s Human-Induced Earthquake Hotspot

    Despite a crackdown on wastewater injection volumes, Oklahoma has once again been named the state with the highest risk of human-induced earthquakes, according to new seismicity maps released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Damage to buildings in Cushing, Oklahoma from a 5.0-magnitude earthquake on November 6, 2016. Dolan Paris, USGS Geologists believe that […]

    Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Set Nation’s Highest Tax on Wind

    Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Set Nation’s Highest Tax on Wind

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s executive budget proposal, released this week, seeks to set the nation’s highest tax on wind power and phase out tax incentives for the wind industry ahead of schedule. The budget proposes a $0.005 per kilowatt-hour tax on wind energy—five times the wind tax in Wyoming, which along with South Dakota are […]

    Erin Brockovich Meets With Oklahoma Residents Impacted by Human-Induced Earthquakes

    Erin Brockovich Meets With Oklahoma Residents Impacted by Human-Induced Earthquakes

    As Pawnee, Oklahoma still picks up the pieces from September’s record-breaking earthquake, environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich and lawyers from Weitz & Luxenberg have traveled to the Sooner State to speak with residents about the alarming number of induced earthquakes affecting the area. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/773265817152684032 Meetings were held in Pawnee and Cushing on Thursday. The […]

    5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Oil Town of Cushing

    5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Oil Town of Cushing

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Oklahoma Sunday night, damaging buildings in the heart of the oil hub town of Cushing. Schools are closed and parts of the downtown area are cordoned off, as the latest in a string of 19 quakes were recorded in Oklahoma last week, an area where such events were virtually unknown […]

    Oklahoma Governor Wants You to Pray for the Oil Industry (No Joke)

    Oklahoma Governor Wants You to Pray for the Oil Industry (No Joke)

    This is not us trying to be The Onion. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has officially proclaimed Oct. 13 “Oilfield Prayer Day” to raise awareness for the state’s declining oil industry. Here’s her official signed proclamation. Michael Vadon / State of Oklahoma Executive Department The document states: “Whereas Oklahoma is blessed with an abundance of oil […]

    ‘Groundbreaking’ Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking

    ‘Groundbreaking’ Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking

    Even though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of earthquakes rollicking Oklahoma, Texas and other states in recent years. Definitive proof, however, is rare. But now, in a study published Thursday in Science, researchers have fastened another nail in the “man-made earthquakes” coffin. […]

    Oklahoma Earthquake Officially Largest in State’s History

    Oklahoma Earthquake Officially Largest in State’s History

    The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled Pawnee, Oklahoma Saturday morning has been classified as largest in state history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The September 3, 2016 Oklahoma earthquake occurred as the result of shallow strike-slip faulting about 15 kilometers northwest of the town of Pawnee.USGS Earlier reports had matched the Labor day […]