Hundreds of Oklahomans gather for earthquake town hall meeting to get answers

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EDMOND, Okla. -  With the latest increase of quakes, furious Oklahomans are demanding to know why.

Hundreds gathered for a town hall meeting in Edmond Thursday night to get some answers.

Seismologists say Oklahoma has more earthquakes than states further west.

Experts say for 30 years our state averaged 1.5 earthquakes a day, but since January, we've had 231 quakes with a 3.0 magnitude or higher.

Experts also say they understand the concerns about fracking and waste water wells causing the earthquakes.

They believe there might be a correlation.

However, it would still not explain the clusters of quakes in the Jones area where no fracking is taking place.

Many asked why companies just won't take a break from fracking and using waste water wells. Experts said if those activities stop then they won't be able to continue studying the issue and Oklahoma could lose viable sources of income without just cause.

Many residents left the meeting without any clear answers.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would like access to the various materials presented at the meeting, call (405)557-7350.


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