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Oh, no, the Edmond-Guthrie hot spot for earthquakes in Oklahoma is acting up again after a rather long lull.  This is about the only hot spot in Oklahoma within a metro area, so there will be more complaints and damage.  Speaking of damage, I wonder if the chimney destruction featured in the story below can be blamed on shoddy workmanship?

http://www.news9.com/story/30849588/edmond-residents-dealing-with-damage-after-43-earthquake

Meanwhile, finally another Oklahoma state legislator who isn't afraid to speak out against the earthquakes:

Injection of Oilfield Wastewater Into Seismically Active Areas
Of Arbuckle Should Cease Immediately, Rep. Morrissette Asserts

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 29, 2015) – The magnitude-4.3 earthquake that struck near Edmond early Tuesday morning was the 29th temblor of magnitude-4.0 or greater to shake this state this year, Oklahoma Geological Survey records reflect. So far as state Rep. Richard Morrissette is concerned, enough is enough.

Despite Governor Fallin’s claims that she acknowledges a direct correlation between seismic activity and disposal wells, Morrissette contends “there is much more that she could and should be doing before someone is seriously injured.”

The governor “has control of the drill bit here,” said Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City. “She has the executive authority to order a complete halt to ‘produced water’ being pumped into any more wells that inject into the Arbuckle formation, not simply a reduction in the amount injected into wells near areas that have previously experienced a quake.”

Although the Fallin administration says several steps have been taken to address the disposal well problem, “Those steps are not having any significant impact,” Morrissette charged. “Back in March, operators of 347 wells were ordered to reduce injection outputs. In July, another 211 wells were ordered to do the same. Have we seen a reduction in ’quakes? I think today’s earthquakes prove my point, and no order to cease operations has come from Fallin’s office.”

The U.S. Geological Survey logged a magnitude-4.3 earthquake at 5:39 a.m. Tuesday approximately five miles east northeast of Edmond, and a magnitude-3.4 aftershock centered nearby was recorded 10 minutes later. In addition, a 2.9-magnitude ’quake occurred at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday 17.4 miles northwest of Fairview.

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Re: Central Oklahoma Residents Dealing With Damage From 4.3 Earthquake
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 11:20:20 AM »
Meanwhile, a 4.8 in Canada and a 4.4 in California.


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