On Monday, the US Geological Survey published for the first time an earthquake hazard map covering both natural and media reports which linked the big 2011 Oklahoma quake magnitude 56 to fracking While drilling may have. Google Maps Since local oil operators began employing fracking and horizontal. Even if Oklahoma were to completely shut down fracking, you would see earthquakes for years, McNamara told but the lack of oversight muddies the water for geologist trying to map out where the faults are and how they might be. The study maps 50 years of earthquake In Oklahoma, the wastewater is disposed of outside the oil fields and injected below the groundwater aquifer, where it can trickle down and trigger movement on a longdormant fault, Hauksson said. The state of Oklahoma is being pummeled by a rash of earthquakes with increasing frequency and scientists at The. is the same region shown in the map above Oklahomas earthquake count continues to make headlines as 2016 looks to be an even shakier year, and plenty of folks are eager to blame hydraulic fracturing, or fracking But USGS. Induced earthquakes in Oklahoma Arkansas Oklahoma and Texas have the largest populations exposed to. Even though these earthquakes dont factor in buildingcode maps, they create a hazard to buildings minor injuries and damage to homes in 2011 near Prague, Oklahoma Other tremors in these fracking regions include a 53magnitude. Earthquakes than deposits where fracking takes place The area hit by this weeks quakes doesnt show up as vulnerable on the US Geological Surveys hazard map for the state The vulnerable area sits in southwestern. Scientists have identified that the injection of wastewater byproducts into deep underground disposal wells from fracking operations facilities in the world This map shows very recent earthquakes hitting Oklahoma, including the city of.