State's larges earthquake may have been manmade


Story Comments Share

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.


Story Comments Share

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

No comments yet!
FOX23 Weather Center
70°
Feels Like: 70°
High: 71° | Low: 64°
Light Rain
Most Popular
Children found living inside meth lab operation;12 arrested
ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. -- Small children were found living in a meth lab operation. Now, a dozen people are behind bars. FOX23's Morgan Downing spoke exclusively with sheriff's investigators about what they found on a rural Rogers County ranch. Video Watch This Video
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.