Oklahoma, Kansas earthquakes raise risk of 'big one'

February 17, 2015 2:53 PM

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Oklahoma, Kansas earthquakes raise risk of 'big one'

Southern Kansas and Oklahoma are experiencing small, daily quakes linked with fracking that make a larger and more destructive earthquake much more likely, according to a new, unpublished federal study.

The risk remains low—about a 1 in 2,500 years' chance—but if true, it ranks the region among top-risk areas east of the Rocky Mountains, the AP reports.

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