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Oklahoma and California have at least one thing in common.
According to the United States Geological Survey these states face the same threat of a severe earthquake in 2017.
Of course the only difference is Oklahoma isn’t prepared for earthquakes the way California is. Buildings have different codes and people are not used to the threat.
That’s because as early as 2010 there wasn’t a threat. But then came the fracking boom.
Oil and gas companies pump toxic waste water deep into the earth’s crust which creates seismic activity. Oklahoma officials denied the link between fracking and earthquakes until 2015, when the state averaged 2 earthquakes a day.
Now some fracking regulations are in place, but seismic damage may already be done.
Oklahomans will have to wait and see. On the plus side maybe San Andreas will get a sequel…Tulsa.