Scientists say oil and gas activity is probably responsible for the surge in earthquake activity in Oklahoma. They call the phenomenon “induced seismicity.” But, researchers are puzzled. Oil and gas production is nothing new in the Sooner State, and why is there an increase in quakes in Oklahoma, or for that matter Texas, Colorado, and Kansas when it doesn’t seem to be happening in other major players like North Dakota?
If you want to get a better understanding into the science linking quakes in our neck of the woods to oil and gas activity, StateImpact Oklahoma has compiled a reading list.
Here’s the link.