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Photos: 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake In Oklahoma Caused By Underground Wastewater Disposal

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Photos: 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake In Oklahoma Caused By Underground Wastewater Disposal

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake oklahoma today

November 7, 2016 – 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma Today, Scientists Say Quake Caused By Underground Disposal Of Wastewater From Oil & Gas Production

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the U.S. state of Oklahoma on Monday with no major damage being immediately reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred around 0144 GMT with an epicenter located about 1.6 km west of Cushing, a city in the northern part of Oklahoma.

The Cushing police confirmed that the quake caused considerable damage but details were not immediately available.

Cushing, a city with a population of nearly 8,000, is home to the Cushing Tank Farm, a massive oil storage facility that is billed as the World’s largest.

Recently, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the northern part of Oklahoma with an epicenter near the city of Pawnee.

In September, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake also struck Oklahoma with an epicenter around 14.4 km northwest of Pawnee.

Scientists have linked the state’s rise in earthquakes to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production.

[AFP]

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. D Hunter

    November 7, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    For the records so far, Oklahoma is an Earthquake prone. Having this understanding, I think Anyone who‘s living in those areas and values his or life should better relocate without further hesitation to a better, safer, saner environment.

    I take a stroll…

  2. Bench

    November 7, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Earthquake is causing by sin. Bicos I am not know how something weyris dey bifor, and wey nobody is touch is shake and is cause wahala for pipuls are die. Is sin na cause am. America is do sin pass away the hole world so earth come dey do them shaking.

  3. spayor

    November 8, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    Advance countries…..advance problems…

  4. sola olaniyi

    November 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    have noticed all these earthquakes don’t usually occur in africa

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