|Updated: 3/27/2013 3:33 pm
||Published: 3/27/2013 3:32 pm
The state’s largest earthquake may have been man made.
A report from the journal, ‘Geology,” linked the earthquake from November of 2011 to oil exploration in Lincoln County. The quake damaged 200 homes and businesses near Prague.
On November 5th, a 4.8 magnitude quake was recorded and the next day there was a 5.7 magnitude quake, the largest in state history.
The study pointed out the wastewater injection was conducted in traditional drilling, not the polarizing process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.