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Oklahoma Geologists: Recent Earthquakes ‘Very Likely’ Triggered By Fracking

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) on April 21 issued a report stating that it considers it “very likely” that the majority of recent earthquakes, particularly those in central and north-central Oklahoma, are triggered by the injection of produced water in disposal wells.

(Report available. Document #94-150512-009X.)

Seismicity Report

OGS Interim Director Richard D. Andrews and State Geologist Dr. Austin Holland issued the State Seismologist Statement on Oklahoma Seismicity, concluding that “based on observed seismicity rates and geographical trends following major oil and gas...
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