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7 earthquakes linked to fracking hit Oklahoma: Survey

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7 earthquakes linked to fracking hit Oklahoma: Survey

Post  bejoy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:15 am

Over a 28-hour span last week, Oklahoma was shaken by seven unique earthquakes. According to the US Geological Survey, the events started, when five quakes struck the central part of the state. Then, two more earthquakes were measured during the early hours of next morning.

All of the earthquakes were between magnitude 2 and 5, with no significant damage reported. The events were attributed to the disposal of wastewater used during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking processes, for the harvesting of oil. The recent surge in fracking activities has coincided with an increase in earthquakes in the Sooner state.

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