5825779_GWhile the actual quakes may be centered just north of Oklahoma City, the state capitol has been the epicenter lately. This study held by Oklahoma lawmakers was looking into the connection between oil and gas activity and earthquakes. “It looks like someone hit our county with a shotgun with as many holes that are being punched in payne county with hydraulic fracturing and injection wells,” said one speaker. It’s been such a dramatic increase the state and seismologists like Austin Holland can barely keep up. With 4,600 quakes this year alone so far, it averages to 14 quakes a day. “It’s pretty remarkable how many significant earthquakes we’ve had,” Holland said. While the state’s biggest quake remains at a 5.6 that hit Prague back in 2011, large quakes are happening more often. Holland says the trend doesn’t bode well for the state. More