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Oklahoma agency proposes to install 72 seismic stations


August 24, 2017

STROUD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Geological Survey has proposed to install more than 70 permanent seismic stations across the state that would allow scientists to better study earthquakes.

The $3.5 million proposal would be placed in a grid pattern and phased in for three years, the Tulsa World reported . The cost to operate the stations for five years would be $400,000.

"Finding the smallest (magnitude) earthquakes will help you learn more about the whole systems that are generating these larger events," said Jake Walter, an Oklahoma seismologist. "So if we can learn more about it, perh...

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