USGS begins low-level flight to survey and research Oklahoma fault lines


Low-level flight survey begins

By Katrina Goforth - kgoforth@civitasmedia.com



The magnetic sensor at the back of the C-GJBB aircraft measures the magnetic pull of different kinds of rock found in the earth’s crust to help map fault lines.


Katrina Goforth | Altus Times

Counties included in survey

Alfalfa

Beckham

Comanche

Greer

Harmon

Kiowa

Jackson

Lincoln

Logan

Major

Noble

Pawnee

Pottawatomie

Stephens

Tillman

Woods

Woodward

There have been over 570 seismic activities in Oklahoma in 2017 as recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS. Scientists with the USGS and the Oklahoma Geological Survey, or OGS, began a 6 to 10-week survey of southwest Oklahoma’s fault lines on Monday at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport. USGS and OGS are
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