Oil Industry Geologist says to look globally for the cause of Oklahoma Quakes

Aug 5, 2014

Glen Brown, vice president of geology at Continental Resources, Inc.
Glen Brown, vice president of geology at Continental Resources, Inc.
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An oil industry geologist wants to shift the finger pointing away from the oil industry as the cause of the earthquakes in Oklahoma.  At a recent conference sponsored by the Oklahoma City Geological Society, Glen Brown, vice president of geology at Continental Resources, Inc. says the “tectonic plates are more likely to blame for the tremors in Oklahoma,” according to a recent article from the Journal Record.

Brown went on to say three of six of the world’s largest earthquakes happened in the 1950s and 1960s. Oklahoma had an earthquake swarm around that time in the 1950s, including the state’s second-largest quake, a 5.5 magnitude in El Reno in 1952.

You can read more at the Journal Record.