Journal publishes study linking energy activity to Oklahoma's largest recorded earthquake

By NewsOK

BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor

Research linking Oklahoma’s 2011 magnitude 5.7 earthquake to the state’s oil and natural gas activity was published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

The paper, co-written by former University of Oklahoma seismologist Kathleen Keranen, found that an earlier 5.0 earthquake near Prague was linked to a water injection well and that the first tremor likely triggered the state’s largest-ever quake less than 24 hours later.

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