Corporation Commission To Unveil Updated Oklahoma Earthquake Action Plan

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 4:05 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Corporation Commission said Saturday it has been working on a regional plan to address continuing earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma.

Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Major County near Fairview.

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OCC spokesman Matt Skinner said the commission started notifying wastewater injection well operators on Thursday of a plan of action for the region.
Skinner said more than 200 disposal wells will be affected.  

He says the plan includes a large-scale regional reduction in oil and natural gas wastewater disposal for about a 5,000-square mile area of western Oklahoma, including the area where Saturday's earthquake hit.

Details of the plan will be announced on February 16.