Earthquake Study Planned In Oklahoma

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:06 am
By: News On 6


Associated Press - August 3, 2009 7:55 AM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma will be part of a national research project intended to help scientists better understand earthquakes.

Eight earthquake monitoring stations have been installed in western Oklahoma as part of the Oregon State University project called EarthScope.

EarthScope education manager Bob Lillie says the stations will provide a better look at what's below Oklahoma's surface. And geophysicist Bruce Presgrave at the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center says the project will help scientists better understand how the earth moves.

Oklahoma averages about 50 earthquakes a year with about half of those between Norman and Pauls Valley.

Most aren't felt.

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