Geology

Oklahoma's earthquake threat now equals California's due to man-made temblors, USGS says

Oklahoma's earthquake threat now equals California's due to man-made temblors, USGS says

The earthquake risk for Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to remain significant in 2017, threatening 3 million people with seismic events that can produce damaging shaking, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey forecast released Wednesday.

The seismic risk is forecast to be so high that the chance of damage in Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to be similar to that of earthquakes in California, USGS scientists writing in the journal Seismological Research Letters said Wednesday.  

In 2016 alone, Oklahoma experienced several damaging earthquakes, including a...

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