Satellite Imagery Measures Ground Motion Due to Oklahoma Induced Seismicity
Ground displacements caused by wastewater injection near Cushing, Oklahoma are examined from satellite radar measurements. The remote sensing shows between 4 to 6 centimeters of uplift across Cushing over 17 months. Observations during the M 5 2016 Cushing earthquake suggest the earthquake is shallower than defined by other measurements. Remote sensing provides a significant new way to understand near-surface deformation caused by humans or nature, especially near critical infrastructure such as the Cushing Hub, among the largest of oil storage facilities. View entire article here.