Wed. News

The WatchersUSGS: Reawakened Oklahoma faults could produce larger future events

They tread lightly to avoid frack-quake being mentioned: ” . . . . Several recent studies have linked Oklahoma earthquakes with the injection of wastewater from enhanced oil and gas exploration. The purpose of this new study is to inform engineers, the insurance industry and government agencies about the increased earthquake risk in the state, and not to link earthquakes in Oklahoma to oil and gas extraction. [why not??]

These findings will be used to develop a new earthquake-hazard map for Oklahoma that the USGS is planning to issue later this year, which will mark the first time the state’s earthquake hazard maps will include suspected human-induced [ sounds like frack quake to us! ]  earthquakes.”

Wonder what faults are reawakened in Louisiana…