3.1 Magnitude Quake In Northwestern OklahomaThe U.S.G.S. report says the quake struck Thursday afternoon near the town of Wakita, just north of Enid and about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.
Top Texas Official Says Injection Wells Can Cause QuakesA top Texas official says it's "possible" oil and gas wastewater being injected deep underground can cause earthquakes.
Texas Regulator Clears Oil & Gas Company Of Causing EarthquakesA state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.
Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For FrackingThe Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.
Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.
Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have ContinuedResearchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.
SMU Launches Study Of Azle Area EarthquakesMany people who live around Azle think oil and gas water injection wells are causing the ongoing series of small earthquakes in their area..Dr. Heather DeShon with SMU says they don't have an answer yet.