Passages below Okla. city were filled with a rarely-seen Chinese community. Anti-Chinese sentiments drove the culture underground across the country, including Oklahoma City. During a flu epidemic during the 1920s, health inspectors stumbled across the Chinese underground. After their inspection, the inspectors were quoted as saying the nearly 200 residents were “in good health and surroundings and sanitary as all get out.” An entire network of tunnels downtown that link various buildings t
40 EARTHQUAKES HIT OKLAHOMA IN LAST 7 DAYS - 7/28/2015 The number of earthquakes has risen dramatically in recent years along with the rapid increase in fracking infrastructure in the state. Photo credit:
Biggest Oklahoma Earthquake Ever Linked To Oil Industry-Quake Triggered By Oil Wastewater A study published this week in the scientific journal Geology reveals that the quake was probably triggered by the injections of wastewater from oil production into wells deep beneath the earth. Both gas and oil drilling produce massive amounts of toxic wastewater. http://www.care2.com/causes/biggest-oklahoma-earthquake-ever-linked-to-oil-industry.html
New Madrid & Wabash Valley Seismic Zones Meers fault in Oklahoma Oklahoma is "riddled with faults" according to seismologist Andrew Holland. The Meers fault is the only place in the Sooner state where a fault line is visible. It's a straight line for almost 50 miles, near Lawton. Some 15 miles is clearly visible from the air.