Now we have a much better sense of what fault structure looks like in Oklahoma Following the USGS release of the induced and natural seismicity maps, two sizable earthquakes were recorded at Crescent, following a smaller quake. This reveals the startling increase in induced seismicity over the last few years, which has been linked to wastewater injection The map, shared on Twitter by USGS in Oklahoma, shows how the states induced seismicity has risen in. A new hazard map for earthquakes from induced seismicity in Oklahoma is expected to be released later this year, researchers at the US Geological Survey said Data collection and analysis continues after Oklahoma recorded more. PAWNEE Oklahoma seismicity triggered state regulators, in an unprecedented move, to mandate that 37 disposal wells in a 725squaremile area shut down operations for an indefinite period of time The quake also allowed scientists. Oklahoma has experienced the most quakes thought who worked on the new report The study maps 50 years of earthquake activity in 17 "induced seismicity zones" scattered across eight states The areas highlighted on the map. For readers familiar with the most active oil and gas plays in Oklahoma, the map below would indicate that the recent seismicity coincides with the most active portions of the Mississippian Lime and shallow Woodford Shale plays in. Northeast Oklahoma is susceptible to seismicity Underground but the lack of oversight muddies the water for geologist trying to map out where the faults are and how they might be connected That job falls to the USGS, but its. But the fact that it shook twice overnight seemed to add an exclamation point to the release, just a few hours earlier, of the USGSs new hazard map the first to include the risk from induced seismicity, and the first to officially lift Oklahoma. Oklahoma remains committed to doing whatever is necessary to reduce seismicity in the state, Fallin said The report supports the actions that we are taking Commissioner Dana Murphy said the map backs up their actions The OCC. Whether the seismicity increase is natural or is aware of the current increased earthquake hazard in central Oklahoma, the paper said The agency updated its national seismic hazard maps last year for the first time since 2008.