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Oklahoma increased the likelihood of earthquakes caused by shale oil

They have become stronger.

03.Mar.17 2:40 AM
By Swan


Oklahoma increased the likelihood of earthquakes caused by shale oil
In 2011 15 years oil the us state of Oklahoma has doubled its oil production, which allowed to take sixth place in the U.S. on this indicator. Simultaneously with sharp growth of oil production has increased and the number of earthquakes of magnitude above 2.7 on the Richter scale.

The state government has introduced new rules of oil production. Production reduced to 800 thousand barrels per day. As a result, the number of earthquakes in the past year declined from 4000 in 2015 to 2500. However, it turns out now, writes Bloomberg that the number of earthquakes may not be the main requirement for security.

The fact that, although earthquakes became smaller, they became stronger. 3 September 2016 was recorded the most powerful in the history of the state of earthquake, magnitude of which was 5.8 points. Seismologists also say that never in the history of seasonality in Oklahoma were not so many quakes over 4 on the Richter scale like in 2016.

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