Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

Jun 18, 2014
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Oklahoma native and Los Angeles Times reporter Hailey Branson-Potts looks at the rise of earthquakes in Oklahoma, which has already had twice as many earthquakes this year as in 2013.

Source: Latimes

When Austin Holland was being considered for his job as the sole seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2009, his interviewer posed a wry question: "Are you going to be able to entertain yourself as a seismologist in Oklahoma?" Back then, the state had a 30-year average of only two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher per year.

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