3.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Wetumka area


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Updated: 1/26 6:36 pm Published: 1/26 1:30 pm


WETUMKA, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.2-magnitude earthquake has rattled a portion of eastern Oklahoma.

The earthquake struck shortly after midnight Sunday and was centered about eight miles south-southeast of Wetumka in Hughes County.

The survey says the earthquake occurred about three or four miles below the surface. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are the smallest that are felt by humans. Earthquakes below magnitude 4.0 generally do not cause damage.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/26/2014 10:58 PM
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KarlSchneiderr #8 ^]] lot of coal mining in southern Ill ... Lubricate a fault ... Make it slide more smoothly. What an idiotic thing to say b if you lube the fault then you increase the speed at which the fault travels because of the reduction in friction.. A combination of lubing the fault and the consequential aftershock from the massive earthquake in nearby Haiti could be producing more frequent and severe incidents.

karlschneider - 1/26/2014 7:05 PM
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"lubricating" a fault (if such a thing were even possible) would serve to REDUCE the sudden slip between rock interfaces that result in diastrophisms, NOT cause or enhance it.

Unwashed Mass - 1/26/2014 5:37 PM
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Fracking isn't causing earthquakes, but the deep-well injection of fracking waste is what's believed to be lubricating the fault.

karlschneider - 1/26/2014 4:14 PM
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More fodder for the goofy conspiracy idiots...who can't understand or admit that fracking (not "fracting") has been done in Southern Illinois for over 50 years and has not ever caused any earthquakes or any other discernible effect on....anything in that venerable part of the world. Mag 3 tremors aren't even felt by humans and they occur thousands of times every day all around the planet.

Mayor Maynot - 1/26/2014 1:57 PM
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Fracting
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