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Could Fracking Have Contributed To Oklahoma Earthquakes?


The following was broadcast on Tulsa, Okla., CW6, on Nov. 8, 2011. Brian Stump, Earth science professor, provided expertise for this story.

November 16, 2011

By Ashli Sims, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma - The number of Oklahoma earthquakes jumped 2,000 percent in the last two years. That dramatic spike has some folks asking whether these tremors are natural or possibly man-made...

"Fluids of all kinds, when they're injected underground, do, in some cases, induce small earthquakes," said Brian Stump, SMU Earth Sciences Professor.


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