|Oklahoma now has more earthquakes per year than California
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|Author:||Wayne Stollings [ Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:59 am ]|
|Post subject:||Oklahoma now has more earthquakes per year than California|
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... blame.html
s fracking behind the exponential increase in earthquakes suffered across Oklahoma?
That is the question the US Geological Survey wants to know the answer to because as of last month, Oklahoma surpassed California in the number of earthquakes experienced over the past five years.
As of June 16, 2014, California - the home of the infamous San Andreas fault - registered 140 quakes of 3.0-magnitude or greater, which is in stark contrast to Oklahoma's 207.
Indeed, while the cause of the radical increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma has not been definitively answered, experts do agree that they are now part of the fabric of life across the Great Plains, along with other natural phenomenon such as tornadoes.
While the experts at the Oklahoma Geographic Survey and the USGS admit that the earthquakes in California are far stronger and deeper underground than those in Oklahoma, therein lies the finger of suspicion being pointed at fracking.
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