Watching Government: More quakes in Oklahoma

05/19/2014
The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50% since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in central Oklahoma, the US Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey jointly said on May 5. They reported that 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in the Sooner State from October 2013 through Apr. 14. This compares with a long-term average during 1978-2008 of only two magnitude 3.0 or larger earthquakes per year, they said. As a result of the increased number of small and moderate shocks, the likelihood of future, damaging earthquakes has increased for central and north-central Oklahoma, the two geologic surveys warned in the...
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