Some Oklahoma disposal wells changing operations following massive earthquake

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File image of an injection well

CRESCENT, Okla. – Oklahomans across the state felt a 4.5 earthquake on Monday afternoon.

Following the quake, officials with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission say several oil and gas wastewater disposal wells are changing their operations.

On Tuesday, authorities say three disposal wells closest to the earthquake activity in Crescent are taking action.

Operators of two of the wells are shutting down operations, while the third well, which is the farthest of the three from the activity, cuts its injections by 50 percent.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says the actions were voluntary and no directives were necessary.

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