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originally posted by: Thenail
According to cnns website
"recent report released by the USGS showed that people in parts of Texas and Oklahoma now face similar ground-shaking risks from human-induced activity, such as fluid injection or extraction, is creating a similar risk that people face from natural earthquakes in California.
The agency outlined the risk of these so-called "induced" earthquakes, noting that Oklahoma City and the surrounding region face a 5 to 12% chance of damage from an earthquake in 2016.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, a regulatory agency that examines the state's fuel, oil, gas, public utilities and transportation industries, is "reviewing disposal wells in the vicinity of the earthquake near Pawnee," Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said via Twitter."
I think this is real bad, let's not start creating earthquakes in the world just to let oil corporations make more money
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originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: SentientCentenarian
It's fascinating that animals can hear or otherwise sense something like that and we're oblivious.
Not all of us are oblivious. My lady here in the land of Enchantment jumped out of bed this 1:00 AM and said "there's a disturbance in the Force" She is very sensitive and does extremely well at the BlackJack tables.
originally posted by: SomeDumbBroad
I'm located 45 minutes east of KC and it woke me up. My bed was shaking and I thought my house was possessed. Never crossed my mind that it could be an earthquake until I jumped on Facebook.
cool! Nice to see a fellow oklahoman here on ATS. I was born and raised in edmond/guthrie
originally posted by: OkieDokie
We are up in Northern OK by Ponca City. It threw us around pretty good too. Preliminary reports are a 5.8 but I haven't seen an epicenter reported yet. Pics fell off our walls and stuff was breaking from falling off shelves. It woke us all up here too. Our poor kids were terrified. That's the biggest one we have felt here.
originally posted by: speedhead93
My bed was shaking and I thought my house was possessed.
When an earthquake struck Oklahoma on Saturday, one of the first steps state officials took was to shut down 37 of the state's 3,200 active disposal wells -- a move that drew national attention to the link between oil and gas drilling and earthquakes.
No one was seriously injured in the Oklahoma quake, and investigations and cleanup has begun. Here's what you need to know.