2 Earthquakes Prompt Well Completion Operation Stoppage In Kingfisher Co.

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 5:00 pm
By: News 9

Two earthquakes in Kingfisher County have prompted the stoppage of a well completion operation in the area, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported Thursday.

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake and a 3.9 magnitude earthquake were reported in the Kingfisher County area less than 12 hours apart.

Newfield/Encana paused operations after the first event, the 3.2-magnitude quake, Wednesday evening. While their operations were paused, the second earthquake happened Thursday afternoon, the OCC reported.

The OCC's Induced Seismicity Department held a technical meeting with company officials Thursday morning to discuss mitigation measures. 

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