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[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

So, I've been checking this site every couple days out of curiousity, (the link was posted in a reddit comment about the Hawaii volcano):

USGS Earthquakes Hazard Program

I've noticed there has been small (less than 4.0) earthquakes in Oklahoma almost daily for the last week. Did a bit of searching, and found the linked news article above as well as articles attributing it to fracking. Seems like it's newsworthy, but hasn't shown up in the news I'm checking regularly. Anyone else's newsfeeds have info on it? It may have been there and I missed it.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yeah it's been on the news for about 5-10 years now. They passed fracking wastewater disposal well regulations and the reduced the frequency of the earthquakes in Oklahoma. But there still seems to be a general increase in the New Madrid Fault Line producing earthquakes, and it seems the fracking is possibly just exacerbating an existing issue