Monday, April 4, 2016

Oklahoma is now as earthquake-prone as California thanks to oil and gas drilling

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Homeowners in Oklahoma and parts of Kansas now stand as great a chance of suffering earthquake damage in the coming year as do residents of more well-known earthquake states like California, according to a new federal assessment. 

The assessment — a first of its kind effort to include human-caused earthquakes — comes in response to an alarming spike in the number and intensity of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. Scientific studies have tied the spike to the common practice of injecting wastewater into the ground during oil and gas drilling. 

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