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After new regulations, Oklahoma's earthquakes calm down a bit
The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysis shows. This year, before the new rules went into effect on May 28, Oklahoma averaged 2.3 quakes a day. Since then the average dropped to 1.3 a day, based on AP's analysis of US Geological Survey data of earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger.
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