Oklahoma earthquake

Oklahoma earthquake

There are 38 comments on the KFOR story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Oklahoma earthquake. In it, KFOR reports that:

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded near Jones in central Oklahoma.

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Water witch

Bartlesville, OK

#21 Dec 31, 2009
It would be interesting to see if there is a correlation between enhanced oil recovery activities (e.g., salt water/CO2/other injection) and the increase in quake activity. Just thinking outloud...
Daniel

Shawnee, OK

#22 Jan 11, 2010
Buck Hayworth wrote:
Ma cows sure felt it!
What is a Ma cow? Why are Ma cows more sensitive to earthquakes. Is this how they detect earthquakes in California?
OKIE DOKIE

United States

#23 Jan 16, 2010
The earthquakes are caused by Chesapeake Oil and others doing that directional drilling, extracting then pumping salt water. A big part of the state is gypsum and cavernous underground. That stuff can only take a certain amoount of pressurization and extraction. Look up sinkholes and also underground gas pockets.
Jason

United States

#24 Jan 18, 2010
OKIE DOKIE wrote:
The earthquakes are caused by Chesapeake Oil and others doing that directional drilling, extracting then pumping salt water. A big part of the state is gypsum and cavernous underground. That stuff can only take a certain amoount of pressurization and extraction. Look up sinkholes and also underground gas pockets.
Then why does the rest of the world have earthquakes without those circumstances?
Jenn

Lawton, OK

#25 Jan 20, 2010
sisterbluebird wrote:
I have been looking into geological features locally. We in Central Oklahoma are on the end of what is known as the Nemaha lift--which is responsible for the quake in 1952 in El Reno that was +5.0 Mag. I am taken aback by the lack of information on the USGS regarding Oklahoma. I was able to find plenty of information about this state by researching geology of Kansas. In fact FEMA did workshops of some sort on the Nemaha Seismic hazard in 2007 involving Okla, Ark, KS and MS. The most information I could find locally was written by Geologists for Drilling Companies. It seems the potentally active areas also overlay deposits of oil and natural gas. No one has addressed that potentiality. And I doubt they will.
My boyfriend and cousins have this theory that the quakes in jones are the release of natural gas and oil all the companies are drilling for and i mean drilling!!! I think that may have some cause for concern dont you?
Earthquakes

Tulsa, OK

#26 Jan 20, 2010
According to the USGS and OGS, Earthquake swarms east of the Rockies can come and go for no reason, and for indeterminate time periods. They do not tend to result in an eventual large earthquake.
Heather

Oklahoma City, OK

#27 Jan 24, 2010
Well Okay damn had a nother one at 1:20am this morning anyone explain that?
OKC dude

Guthrie, OK

#28 Jan 24, 2010
sisterbluebird wrote:
I have been looking into geological features locally. We in Central Oklahoma are on the end of what is known as the Nemaha lift--which is responsible for the quake in 1952 in El Reno that was +5.0 Mag. I am taken aback by the lack of information on the USGS regarding Oklahoma. I was able to find plenty of information about this state by researching geology of Kansas. In fact FEMA did workshops of some sort on the Nemaha Seismic hazard in 2007 involving Okla, Ark, KS and MS. The most information I could find locally was written by Geologists for Drilling Companies. It seems the potentally active areas also overlay deposits of oil and natural gas. No one has addressed that potentiality. And I doubt they will.
Well I have often stated that When you deprive the Earth of Thousands of PSI in Pressure(Natural Gas) as well as The Many Millions of Gallons of Liquids IE : Oil/Salt Water That eventually the Earth will react to Counter that displacement.
Every action Has a Reaction : Keep em Drillin Folks
me-here

Sand Springs, OK

#29 Feb 15, 2010
earthquakes seem to be increasing globally. if you check out the global maps of seismic activity http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recent...
it appears they are in both oil & gas exploration areas and not. does it have anything to do with the upcoming planetary alignment (and the gravitational changes) the mayans predicted?
selena zamudio

Oklahoma City, OK

#30 Mar 9, 2010
this website is cool but i dont think about wat ya say
selena zamudio

Oklahoma City, OK

#31 Mar 9, 2010
this website is cool i like it but what are you talking about
Judy

Lindsay, OK

#32 Oct 13, 2010
Felt it big time in Maysville!! Pictures on walls moving. Sounded like old sonic booms!
Miltrez

New York, NY

#33 Oct 13, 2010
KGibson wrote:
I know Oklahoma has always had quite a bit of earthquake activity but it seems like there have been an unusual number of significant earthquakes in this area. Does anyone have any explanation for this?
Sure..we have no control over our environment. As much as everyone would like to believe, if the earth decides to move, we are toast.

Here's a thought, go watch "2012" to get an idea of what the earth *could* do if things went nuts. Explanations at this point mean nothing, because there is absolutely positively *nothing* you can do about it...unless you are a ObamaMan and then you can blame Bush for giving tax breaks to the wealthy...

Just Sayin...
Miltrez

New York, NY

#34 Oct 13, 2010
OKC dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I have often stated that When you deprive the Earth of Thousands of PSI in Pressure(Natural Gas) as well as The Many Millions of Gallons of Liquids IE : Oil/Salt Water That eventually the Earth will react to Counter that displacement.
Every action Has a Reaction : Keep em Drillin Folks
So basically, you are sayin' that because hte earth is farting (relieves gas pressure) that we are gonna cause earthquakes...puhleeeze...

"Keep em drilling folks"??? This as you go gas up your motorhome, your motorcycle, your car(s), you run your air conditioner, you run your washer/dryer, you run your toilet...everything uses power...folks...

Just sayin..
Ralf The Dog

Oklahoma City, OK

#35 Oct 13, 2010
If you have an earthquake, you go to the top floor of your house. If it is a tornado, you go to the bottom. What do you do when both hit at the same time?

Life in Oklahoma can be confusing.
agent lady 58

United States

#36 Oct 13, 2010
I felt this one and i am in Stillwater, OK. The ground rumbled, the pictures and walls where vibrating and the general vibe was thruout the house. Scary.
Ralf The Dog

Oklahoma City, OK

#37 Oct 13, 2010
Miltrez wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure..we have no control over our environment. As much as everyone would like to believe, if the earth decides to move, we are toast.
Here's a thought, go watch "2012" to get an idea of what the earth *could* do if things went nuts. Explanations at this point mean nothing, because there is absolutely positively *nothing* you can do about it...unless you are a ObamaMan and then you can blame Bush for giving tax breaks to the wealthy...
Just Sayin...
1. There has been quite a bit of documentation that pumping high pressure gas into the ground causes quakes. That is why the Army stopped pumping nerve gas into the ground. Some people think that pumping co2 into the ground to extract oil and gas could have the same effect.

2. 2012 was the most ridiculous move in human history. When they started talking about "the neutrinos from the sun mutating", several of my friends got up and left the theater. I find it sad that Americans know so little about science that the writers were not laughed out of the industry (or the country).

3. Humans have a great deal of effect on the weather. No one argues urban heat islands do not exist. No one argues they do not effect local weather patterns. Among respected climatologists, there is very little debate that global warming is taking place. There is also very little debate that it is caused by man.

Co2 levels are rising. Co2 is known to be one of the primary drivers of the climate. The changes in Co2 levels are caused by man.
Kelti

Oklahoma City, OK

#38 Oct 13, 2010
I live in OKC and a picture fell off the wall. Thhe quake qoke me up.

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