Oklahoma Watchman:  A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On.


It goes without saying that the state of Oklahoma has experienced a major upswing in the number of earthquakes we have on an annual basis. Oil producers would like you to believe that injection wells …

USGS: Oklahoma Has Significant Potential For Damaging Earthquakes In 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY- New United State Geological Survey maps have identified potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., known as the CEUS. This is the second consecutive year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS maps only identified hazards from natural earthquakes. This research was published Wednesday in Seismological Research Letters.KOTV […]

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17 Oklahoma Earthquakes of 2.6M or more Recorded since Thursday 4.7M Cherokee

The Tulsa World compiled a chart of the quakes within the past 48 hours. You can follow their updated coverage here.

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission is now stepping up their powers of shutting down or restricting injection well activity. (a process of forcing waste water back into dormant wells so as to push oil to adjacent production wells)

  The problems seem to be isolated to just a few locations in the state. If a well is within 50 miles of either Enid, OK.; or Chandler, OK.; then producers can be sure that the state agencies are looking over their shoulder.

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Strong M4.7 Earthquake Rocks Oklahoma -- Cherokee

M4.7 – 8 miles SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma

In the early morning hours of Nov. 18th, Oklahomans were shaken by a 4.7 magnitude quake centered near the Great Salt Plains Lake, in North Central Oklahoma.
The USGS released the following info:

Earthquakes in the Stable Continental Region

 Induced Seismicity

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting. Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations.

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News9 Report: Wastewater Disposal Wells Closing After Crescent Area Earthquakes

Here’s the News 9 report on the petroleum industry response to Increasing quake activity:

CRESCENT, Oklahoma –

In response to recent earthquakes in the Crescent, Oklahoma, area, operators of oil and gas wastewater disposal wells closest to the earthquake activity are taking new actions, including closing two disposal wells. 

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The Pivot and The Latest Earthquakes

Oklahomans are coming to terms with the decision of this year’s Legislature to slow the amount of motor vehicle funds going to roads and bridges and to substantially raid the existing funds.

It’s a sudden and unexpected pivot because the effort to red…

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