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Old 02-10-2015, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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California is no longer the earthquake capital of the contiguous U.S., and even earthquake capital Alaska has been surpassed by an unlikely new contender, according to a new report.
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Oklahoma recorded more than three times as many earthquakes as California in 2014 and remains well ahead in 2015. Data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that Oklahoma had 562 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014; California had 180. As of Jan. 31, Oklahoma recorded 76 earthquakes of that magnitude, compared with California’s 10.

According to the Advanced National Seismic System global catalog, in 2014, Oklahoma even beat Alaska, the nation’s perennial leader in total earthquakes, though many small events in remote areas go unrecorded there.
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It's not the drilling itself, these studies found, that causes the seismic activity. Instead, it appears to be the large underground wastewater ditches that form as a result of the oil-extraction technique.
California unseated as earthquake capital by unlikely newcomer | 89.3 KPCC
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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It's a question of just how special can something be? I think if our earthquakes begin quaking and shaking enough to really get our attention, it will be especially scary, but as long as they are no more than they've currently been, they aren't being a bother. I hope those aren't famous last words.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I wonder what happens when a Richter 5+ meets and F5????????

shaken or stirred, God, NOT BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I think most Oklahomans have become mighty complacent about the earthquakes. After all, most people are not feeling their full effects because they are commonly centered out in the middle of nowhere, seldom under any towns.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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I wonder what happens when a Richter 5+ meets and F5????????

shaken or stirred, God, NOT BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That would be cool!



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