Those Earthquakes in Oklahoma Aren’t Mother Nature | BNR | "If someone asked you which state is the earthquake capital of America, you’d probably say California, right?" Wrong; the answer: Oklahoma! "In 2014, Oklahoma had 580 earthquakes that registered 3 or more on the Richter scale. That’s more than three earthquakes every two days. And the 580 quakes were three times as many as California, which is twice as large. What’s more, tremors represented a nearly 500 percent increase in Oklahoma…
What natural occurrence can transform a landscape in minutes and affect the global climate for years? If you answered volcanoes, you’re right! Help kids grasp a better understanding of volcanoes with this infographic.
Did you feel an earthquake? Share your location as well as see other earthquake reports in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is becoming a hotbed for earthquakes, and this special coverage page maps out every earthquake above a magnitude of 2.5 that happens in Oklahoma.
Click here to read "A Century of Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma?" by U.S. Geological Survey seismologists Susan Hough and Morgan Page. The paper was published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
Mother Jones: Turns out that when a barely regulated industry injects highly pressurized wastewater into faults, things can go terribly wrong. Read what I said about this issue last week or two weeks ago ( Fracking’s Latest Scandal? Earthquake Swarms