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Another small earthquake recorded in Oklahoma by USGS

Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake in Oklahoma. The USGS recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake 13 miles northeast of Mooreland at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. The area is about 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. The quake ...

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Amid coal market struggles, less fuel worth mining in US

Amid coal market struggles, less fuel worth mining in US

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vast coal seams dozens of feet thick that lie beneath the rolling hills of the Northern Plains once appeared almost limitless, fueling boasts that domestic reserves were sufficient to power the U.S. for centuries. But an exhaustive government analysis says that at current prices and mining rates the country’s largest coal reserves, located along the Montana-Wyoming ...

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Study: O&G not a threat to Marcellus and Utica water quality

For people living near oil and gas development in the Marcellus and Utica formations, the safety and quality of their drinking water is understandably a major concern. Though some residents may worry about oil, gas and their byproducts contaminating groundwater, Applied Geochemistry recently released a study that may comfort neighbors of the oil and gas industry. Energy InDepth reports the ...

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Utica and Marcellus activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to the last the well activity update, and according to a new report, those Utica wells use a lot of water. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new study that provides the first comprehensive nationwide data on water usage during fracking.  While the general ...

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Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt

DALLAS — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake happened at 1:14 p.m. Monday, with the epicenter 3 miles south-southwest of Farmers Branch. Dallas police had no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. Parts of rural West Texas had a 3.1 magnitude earthquake late Sunday afternoon. USGS reports ...

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Colorado earthquakes: we’ve seen this before

A recent study from U.S. the Geological Survey deemed Colorado and 16 other states to be 100 times more prone to earthquakes than other states. That same study affirmed years’ worth of speculation that the quakes resulted from oil and gas wastewater injection after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the area surrounding Greeley last year. But Colorado’s man-made quakes didn’t ...

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USGS: Colorado 100 times more prone to severe earthquakes

A recent report from U.S. Geological Survey looks to oil and gas wastewater injection as the source of heightened seismic activity throughout 17 states, including Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. According to the Denver Business Journal, the USGS evaluated records of earthquake data from 2000 to 2009, ultimately estimating that earthquakes with a magnitude of three are 100 times more ...

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