What’s Shaking Up Oklahoma?

7:42 minutes

Earthquakes have increased by 50 percent in Oklahoma since 2013 and may be linked to drilling disposal wells. Seismologist Elizabeth Cochran discusses how waste water might induce earthquakes and what this might mean for future seismic and drilling activity.

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Elizabeth Cochran

Elizabeth Cochran is a seismologist at the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena, California.

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