Experts: Earthquakes could affect Oklahoma infrastructure

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Experts are looking at how Oklahoma's seismic activity impacts critical infrastructure as frequent, low-level earthquake swarms continue to pop off throughout the state.

Oklahoma had experienced 80 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater this year through Thursday morning, the Tulsa World reported . The state's peak year was 2015, with just over 900 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

Soil, concrete and steel structures are "susceptible to fatigue and other unique failure modes" under seismic conditions that weren't consider...



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