Injection wells blamed in Oklahoma earthquakes

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Abstract

The article discusses how a swarm of earthquakes in Jones, Oklahoma can be attributed to injection wells that dispose of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing oil extraction. Topics include how the state's government is setting limits on wastewater disposal to reduce the number of earthquakes, how seismologists hope to better predict earthquakes using injection well reports, and how injection wells can weaken a fault.

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  • Eric Hand

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