Fallin to meet with Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity

Ponca City Now - August 4, 2015 9:00 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague will meet with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity to discuss earthquake activity in the state.

Fallin and Teague will meet Tuesday with the council, which organizes state resources to deal with increasing seismic activity in Oklahoma. Formed at Fallin’s direction in September, the council share data, studies, developments and proposed actions involving earthquakes.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey has said it is likely that many earthquakes in the state are being triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.

Geologists historically recorded an average of 1.5 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater each year. The state is now recording an average of 2.5 magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes each day.

 

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