Rattle and Hmm: Oil Mining Triggering Quakes in Oklahoma, Study Finds – US News

Chad Devereaux clears bricks that fell from his in-laws' home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes in November 2011. More than 500 earthquakes have shaken Oklahoma since 2009.

Chad Devereaux clears bricks that fell from his in-laws’ home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes in November 2011. More than 500 earthquakes have shaken Oklahoma since 2009.

The Hermosa Beach project calls for 4 wastewater injection wells

Wastewater injection is causing stronger and more frequent “ruptures” across the eastern and central swathes of the state, a research team says.

By Alan Neuhauser July 3, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. EDT + More

It’s the shakiest state in the nation, and now we know why.

Wastewater injection, a critical part of the Oklahoma oil boom, is behind the state’s dramatic surge in earthquakes since 2009, a new study finds.

via Rattle and Hmm: Oil Mining Triggering Quakes in Oklahoma, Study Finds – US News.

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