JONES, Okla. (AP) - Geologists hope new equipment coming to
Oklahoma next year will help them determine the cause of a spate of
earthquakes in eastern Oklahoma County near Jones.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey says in an average year, Jones
residents will feel one or two earthquakes. Just since March, there
have been 25 earthquakes in the area.
Ken Luza, an engineering geologist for the survey, says while
it's not unusual for Oklahoma to have earthquakes, it is unusual
for them to be concentrated in one area for an eight-month period.
Next year, a project funded by the National Science Foundation
will bring an additional 25 seismograph stations to Oklahoma.
Luza says that will increase Oklahoma's number of stations to 40
and give researchers access to data they've never had before.