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OKLA and other quakes - many caused by oil drilling


Yowbarb Note: This excerpt is from a BBC article I saw just now. Posted 2 hours ago.
5.0 earthquake shakes central Oklahoma.

"In 2013, scientists linked the underground injection of oil drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck Oklahoma in 2011.
Cushing, which has a population of about 7,900, is home to one of the largest oil storage facilities in the US." 


Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater
By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News
27 March 2013
 From the section Science & Environment


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