OK has record year for earthquakes in 2015, starts new year with another quake

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A couple of Oklahoma City news anchors shared with viewers the time the earth moved for them.

But before you go starting the year with a dirty mind, they were talking about an earthquake that hit as they were on the air.

Sooners are used to the earth moving, unfortunately for them.

Numbers from the US Geological Survey show Oklahoma had more quakes in 2015 than all the other states combined, except for Alaska.

Of all the quakes measuring 3.0 magnitude or greater, Oklahoma had 857.

The other 48 states recorded 729.

The state set a record in 2014 with 585 quakes measuring at least 3.0. And that beat the 2013 record of 106.

Folks in Oklahoma say the quakes started swarming when oilmen started fracking. Of course, the oil industry disagrees.

Even so, something is causing the earth to move in Oklahoma. They’ll figure it out sooner or later, and the sooner the better for some Sooners.