Tag: Earthquake

Cushing works to resume normal operations after 5.0 earthquake

Cushing works to resume normal operations after 5.0 earthquake

Cushing Oklahoma home to storage tanks holding 60 million barrels of crude By Jessica Resnick-Ault NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – U.S. pipeline companies with operations in Cushing Oklahoma, at the heart of the country’s commercial oil industry, restarted on Monday after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake late on Sunday triggered safety shutdowns. The epicenter of the […]

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Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Cushing, Oklahoma -USGS

Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Cushing, Oklahoma -USGS

Cushing earthquake Sunday damages several buildings, forces evacuations OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov 6 (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck near Cushing, Oklahoma, on Sunday damaging several buildings and prompting evacuations, but there were no reports of injuries, authorities said. The quake was centered 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Cushing, a […]

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Friday shaker a reminder Oklahoma most earthquake-prone region in world

Friday shaker a reminder Oklahoma most earthquake-prone region in world

Oklahoma earthquakes blamed on oil and gas wastewater injection wells A 4.2 magnitude earthquake centred north of Oklahoma City hit Friday morning, the latest in a series of quakes that’s prompted state regulators to call for more restrictions on oil and gas operators. According the U.S. Geological Survey’s website, the quake happened at 5:39 a.m. in an […]

Texas disposal wells not linked to 4.0 earthquake on May 7

Texas disposal wells not linked to 4.0 earthquake on May 7

Scientists will continue to study data from Texas earthquake A 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Johnson County on May 7 appears to not be connected to disposal wells in the area, but further study is required according to the Texas Railroad Commission. The Commission announced Friday that it has completed its analysis of fall-off pressure test results from […]

5 disposal wells shut down after 4.0 North Texas earthquake

5 disposal wells shut down after 4.0 North Texas earthquake

Railroad Commission gathering seismic data after strongest North Texas earthquake in years Thursday’s 4.0 magnitude North Texas earthquake 30 miles southwest of Dallas has prompted regulators to shut down five waste water disposal wells pending seismicity testing. Marilyn Gerloff, a resident of Johnson County, told the Arlington Star-Telegram the earthquake sounded like a “sonic boom.”  The quake struck at […]