Monday, July 14, 2014

Seven earthquakes in the US state of Oklahoma over the weekend

Seven earthquakes took place within the last weekend in the central part of the US state of Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City. As reported by the US Geological Survey, the magnitude aftershocks ranged from 2.6 to 4.3.

There are no victims or destruction caused by earthquakes. The centers of earth shocks were at relatively shallow depths, reports ITAR-TASS.

According to experts, the number of earthquakes has increased several times in the last several years in Oklahoma and other oil and gas producing states in the US - Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. So, in Oklahoma from 1978 to 2008 was recorded approximately two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or more per year, and from January 1 to June 19 of this year were registered 207 such tremors. Thus, Oklahoma has already left behind the most earthquake-prone state - California, where 140 earthquakes have taken place from January 1 to June 16.

Scientists believe that the increase in the number of tremors may be connected with shale gas production by means of fracking. Gas is extracted using injection of water with chemicals at high pressure into shale formations. Fracturing technology allowed the US to dramatically increase natural gas production and reduce oil imports.

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14/7/14
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  1. M 3.9 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-14 07:15:51 UTC - local time: 02:15....

    Magnitude mb 3.9
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-14 07:15:51.1 UTC
    Location 36.70 N ; 97.86 W
    Depth 8 km
    Distances 445 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 02:15:51.1 2014-07-14
    140 km N of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 02:15:51.1 2014-07-14
    34 km N of Enid, United States / pop: 49,379 / local time: 02:15:51.1 2014-07-14

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  2. M 3.3 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-14 16:50:14 UTC - local time: 11:50....

    Magnitude ML 3.3
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-14 16:50:14.4 UTC
    Location 35.87 N ; 97.31 W
    Depth 5 km
    Distances 346 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    48 km NE of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    10 km E of Guthrie, United States / pop: 10,191 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    10 km SW of Langston, United States / pop: 1,724 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14

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  3. M 3.3 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-14 16:50:14 UTC - local time: 11:50....

    Magnitude ML 3.3
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-14 16:50:14.4 UTC
    Location 35.87 N ; 97.31 W
    Depth 5 km
    Distances 346 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    48 km NE of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    10 km E of Guthrie, United States / pop: 10,191 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14
    10 km SW of Langston, United States / pop: 1,724 / local time: 11:50:14.4 2014-07-14

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  4. M 3.8 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-15 07:19:17 UTC -local time: 02:19....

    Magnitude mb 3.8
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-15 07:19:17.6 UTC
    Location 35.53 N ; 97.14 W
    Depth 9 km
    Distances 306 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 02:19:17.6 2014-07-15
    35 km E of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 02:19:17.6 2014-07-15
    30 km NW of Shawnee, United States / pop: 29,857 / local time: 02:19:17.6 2014-07-15
    5 km NE of Harrah, United States / pop: 5,095 / local time: 02:19:17.6 2014-07-15

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  5. M 3.9 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-15 09:08:41 UTC - local time: 04:08...

    Magnitude mb 3.9
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-15 09:08:41.0 UTC
    Location 35.56 N ; 97.12 W
    Depth 12 km
    Distances 309 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 04:08:41.0 2014-07-15
    37 km E of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 04:08:41.0 2014-07-15
    27 km SW of Chandler, United States / pop: 3,100 / local time: 04:08:41.0 2014-07-15
    9 km NE of Harrah, United States / pop: 5,095 / local time: 04:08:41.0 2014-07-15

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  6. M 4.0 - OKLAHOMA - 2014-07-29 02:46:36 UTC - local time: 21:46

    Magnitude mb 4.0
    Region OKLAHOMA
    Date time 2014-07-29 02:46:36.1 UTC
    Location 36.73 N ; 97.99 W
    Depth 8 km
    Distances 451 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 21:46:36.1 2014-07-28
    146 km N of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 21:46:36.1 2014-07-28
    33 km E of Cherokee, United States / pop: 1,498 / local time: 21:46:36.1 2014-07-28

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