Oklahoma suffers sevenquakes on Saturday & Sunday

Oklahoma suffers sevenquakes on Saturday & Sunday

Oklahoma suffered at least seven earthquakes in the past couple of days and the most severe quake was of a magnitude of 4.3 near Langston, the U. S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U. S. Geological Survey's official website, 4.3-magnitude earthquake near Langston on Saturday delivered a rumble across Logan County, north of Oklahoma City. However, there were no reports of damage or any major injury.

One of the other two earthquakes, which also occurred near Langston on Sunday, was of a magnitude of 4.0. It may be noted here that quakes of 4.0 or higher are more likely to cause damage.

Speaking about the earthquakes, meteorologist Chad Myers said, "Earthquakes are going to be a normal part of everyday life in Oklahoma. They are going to become more and more a part of life there."

While between 1978 and 2008, Oklahoma recorded an average of merely two earthquakes of magnitude of 3.0 or higher.

Last month, Oklahoma surpassed California in the number of earthquakes. As of June 16 this year, the Golden State recorded fewer then 140 quakes of 3.0-magnitude or higher; while the state suffered 207 earthquakes.

Oklahoma might have become habitual to frequent quakes, which many believe are being caused by the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is used to released oil and gas trapped under rocks deep in the earth.

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