This Enid News & Eagle series explores the science behind efforts in determining why there was a sudden upswing in earthquakes in the Sooner State beginning in 2009.

  • Jessica Miller | Enid News & Eagle
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Since the Pennsylvanian and Permian periods, there has been little tectonic activity in Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma Historical Society. The Meers Fault, in southwestern Oklahoma, is the lone exception.

  • Jessica Miller | Enid News & Eagle
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ENID, Okla. — Neither drought nor rain appear to have impacted the increase of earthquakes in the state, according to officials.

  • Sally Asher | Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — How many earthquakes have occurred in Oklahoma this year?

  • Sally Asher | Enid News & Eagle

“We can take any water and turn it into any water that we want.” — Tzahi Cath, a professor with Colorado School of Mines

  • Jessica Miller | Enid News & Eagle
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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s role is to regulate various industries, from trucks, to cotton gins to oil and gas wells.

  • Emily Summars | Enid News & Eagle
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Senate Bill 809 allows municipalities to set regulations on oil and gas exploration as long as such regulations are “reasonable ordinances.” Muni­cipalities are not allowed to ban oil and drilling exploration under the law.

  • Emily Summars | Enid News & Eagle

This interactive graphic shows campaign contributions from oil, gas and energy companies, or individuals, that deal with oil exploration and d…

  • Emily Summars | Enid News & Eagle

In late June, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled homeowners Cooper and Ladra can sue for damages in trial courts. 

  • Emily Summars | Enid News & Eagle

The bill would have mandated an insurance company to provide earthquake insurance, details of the coverage — including cost and a list of what was, and was not, covered — within 10 days of purchasing a policy.

  • ENE Editorial Board

In an earlier editorial, we called for clarification and urged Oklahoma insurance companies to provide details of homeowner coverage regarding earthquake damage within days of purchasing a policy.