EARTHQUAKES IN OKLAHOMA

Academic Research

Oklahoma Geological Survey Research

  • K. Murray, (2014) Class II Underground Injection Control Well Data for 2010–2013 by Geologic Zones of Completion, Oklahoma, PDF Download
  • Holland, A., G. R. Keller, A. Darold, K. Murray, and S. Holloway (2014), Multidisciplinary Approach to Identify and Mitigate the Hazard from Induced Seismicity in Oklahoma, in Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Meeting, edited, Amer. Geophys. Union, San Francisco, CA. PDF Download
  • Darold, A., A. A. Holland, C. Chen, and A. Youngblood (2014), Preliminary Analysis of Seismicity Near Eagleton 1-29, Carter County, July 2014, Okla. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report, OF2-2014, 17. PDF Download
  • Toth, C. R. (2014), Separation of the Earthquake Tomography Inverse Problem to Refine Hypocenter Locations and Tomographic Models: A Case Study from Central Oklahoma, 59 pp, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. PDF Download
  • Holland, A. A. (2013), Preliminary Analysis of the 2013 Love County Earthquake Swarm,Oklahoma Geological Survey Open File ReportOF1-2013 (2013.9.30), 19.  PDF Download
  • Holland, A.A., 2013. Earthquakes Triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing in South-Central Oklahoma, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 1784-1792. Download
  • Holland, A. (2011). Examination of Possibly Induced Seismicity from Hydraulic Fracturing in the Eola Field, Garvin County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Geological Survey Open-File Report,OF1-2011. Download

Ground Water Protection Council

  • A White Paper Summarizing a Special Session on Induced Seismicity (UIC Conference Jan. 2013) PDF Download
  • White Paper II Summarizing a Special Session on Induced Seismicity (Annual Mtg. Sep. 2013) PDF Dowload

Kansas Geological Survey Resources

Other Experts/ Resources

  • Walsh, F. R. I., and M. D. Zoback (2015). Oklahoma’s recent earthquakes and saltwater disposal, Sci. Adv. Download
  • D.E. McNamaraG.P. HayesH.M. BenzR.A. WilliamsN.D. McMahonR.C. AsterA. HollandT. SickbertR. HerrmannR. BriggsG. SmoczykE. Bergman, P. EarleReactivated faulting near Cushing Oklahoma: Increased potential for a triggered earthquake in an area of United States strategic infrastructure, Geophysical Research Letters.  Download
  • Weingarten, M., S. Ge, J. W. Godt, B. A. Bekins, and J. L. Rubinstein,(2015). High-rate injection is associated with the increase in U.S.mid-continent seismicity, Science. Download
  • E. McNamara, H. M. Benz, R. B. Herrmann, E.A. Bergman, P. Earle, A. Holland, R. Baldwin and A. Gassner (2015) Earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanisms in central Oklahoma reveal a complex system of reactivated subsurface strike-slip faulting. PDF Download
  • Keranen, Kathleen, Matthew Weingarten, Geoffrey A. Abers, Barbara Bekins, Shemin Ge (2014) “Sharp increase since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection.” Science. PDF Download
  • van der Elst, Nicholas J., Heather M. Savage, Kathleen Keranen, Geoffrey A Abers (2013)”Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States.” Science 341 (6142): 164-167. PDF Download
  • Keranen, Kathleen, Heather M. Savage, Geoffrey A. Abers, Elizabeth S Cochran, (2013) “Potentially induced earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA: Links between wastewater injection and the 2011 Mw 5.7 earthquake sequence.” GeoScienceWorld 41 (6): 699-702. Download
  • Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory Primer on Induced Seismicity
  • National Research Council, Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies