Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Okla. Disposal Well Shut Down After Tremors”

An operator in south-central Oklahoma’s Love County has shut down a disposal well as Oklahoma officials examine whether it triggered a swarm of earthquakes in September.

“The number of earthquakes increased as injection peaked,” Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland wrote in a report. “However, we cannot rule out that this observation could be simply a coincidence.” Injection began Sept. 3 and the earthquakes started Sept. 17 in the area near the Texas border about 100 miles north of Dallas. The strongest was magnitude 3.4, and they have damaged chimneys, broken windows, and caused objects to fall in homes and businesses.

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