Earthquakes in Oklahoma may be caused by fracking

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Updated: 5/07/2014 7:49 am
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. ( & KRNV) -- A rare earthquake warning has been issued in Oklahoma and some scientists believe it may be tied to fracking; a technique to pull oil and natural gas from the earth.

Despite the increase in earthquakes, Oklahoma is not known for its seismic activity. The jury is still out on the cause behind the quakes, but scientists are keeping an eye on what's happening in Oklahoma.

"You basically put a lot of water down a high pressure well anywhere, you run the risk of this, but this again is kind of an example of things kind of going hay-wire." Director of NV Seismology Graham Kent said.

Although an oil company called 'Noble' may bring fracking to eastern Nevada, Kent says what's planned in Nevada is no where on the scale of what's happening in Oklahoma.

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mharris1 - 5/9/2014 5:25 AM
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The actual study didn't refer to or include the words "hydraulic fracturing" or the slang "fracking". Typical case of the blind (or possibly motive-driven media) leading lemmings off a cliff.

Speed - 5/7/2014 10:42 AM
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I agree! Seems like they'd do some serious testing and studying of the system before releasing this "information" to the media,and the media SHOULD at least have some FACTS to present before putting out a "scare-story" like this.

oldguy - 5/7/2014 8:50 AM
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Speculation! That's really a sound scientific basis for a story. What BS. Show me some facts. Would that be too much to ask?

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