Following recent earthquake activity near Fairview, Oklahoma Corporation Commission is taking action on disposal wells.
OCC's Oil and Gas Conservation Division has requested that an Arbuckle disposal well — Bouse 1A-9, PetroWater Solutions — within 3 to 6 miles of the earthquake epicenter reduce injected volume by 25 percent, according to a media advisory.
A second Arbuckle disposal well — Rich 1-32, D & B Operating — within 6 to 10 miles of the quake has been asked to cease operations and reduce depth.
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake, at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, was centered at Waynoka, 18 miles northwest of Fairview and 47 miles west of Enid, according to U.S. Geological Survey. It was 3 miles deep.
At 1:43 a.m. Monday, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded at Waynoka, 18 miles northwest of Fairview. It was 3 miles deep.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been 739 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes recorded in the state, including 24 measuring magnitude 4.0 or greater, USGS records show. In 2014, there were 585 magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes, including 15 measuring magnitude 4.0 or greater.