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Oklahoma’s booming oil industry could be shaken by earthquakes of its own making

A series of earthquakes at Oklahoma’s oil hub are causing some to worry that future quakes could be catastrophic to the industry that is suspected to be causing them.

The oil industry in Oklahoma might be becoming a victim of its own success. Officials are worried that the Cushing, Oklahoma oil storage center – the largest in North America – could be hit by a large earthquake capable of causing a massive disruption in energy markets and even a national security issue.

Oklahoma has seen more than 5,000 earthquakes this year, which means that 2015 is set to have more than any other, according to NPR.