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“Tremors Shaking OKC Could be Linked to Oil and Gas”

Recent earthquakes in OKC area could be linked to waste fluid injection wells used by the oil and gas industry, EnergyWire reports.

Cornell University professor Katie Keranen, who began looking at the Jones swarm while teaching at Oklahoma University, said the quakes appear to be linked to oil and gas activities in the area. “These most recent earthquakes highlight the continuing seismic activity near Jones and the east Oklahoma City metro area, in a swarm which appears linked to high-volume water production and injection wells in central Oklahoma,” Keranen said.

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