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Climate Change and Oklahoma Earthquakes | Blue Oklahoma
The ongoing earthquake swarm in central Oklahoma has increased speculation that wastewater injection wells used by the oil and gas industry are at least partially to blame for the rise in seismic activity. But, obviously, it's probably only one factor. Oklahoma's underground does have "a great number of faults of varying sizes," according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Any larger view of the issue needs to take that basic fact into account and also the historical record of earthquakes here.