Continental Resources Inc. founder Harold Hamm sought as far back as 2011 to manage Oklahoma's state-funded research into the links among hydraulic fracturing, oil production and earthquakes.
GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Oklahomans might be getting used to being the earthquake capital of the country, not that they particularly like it. But what they're worried about now is the big one.
BLUFF CITY, Kan. -- Regulators in Kansas have imposed sharp restrictions on oil and gas activity in two southern counties in response to increased earthquakes in the area.
The earthquakes displayed were located in Oklahoma and occurred from Jan. 2, 2008, until Jan. 15, 2015, based on Oklahoma Geological Survey information. The earthquakes are a minimum 2.0 magnitude. Click map to link to animation. Map courtesy of USGS.
A surge in seismic activity is occurring around the U.S., and many top scientists are pointing at injection of waste from drilling and hydraulic fracturing as a possible culprit.