This morning, Yahoo news sported an article discussing the possible causes for the recent explosion in seismic activity around Oklahoma.
From the article “The seismicity rate in Oklahoma is about 600 times greater than it was before 2008, around the time dewatering started in the state. Just last year, 585 magnitude 3+ earthquakes hit Oklahoma — compared with 109 in 2013.”
Unless I’ve forgotten something about math, I believe they meant to say either: ‘6 times greater’ or ‘600 percent greater’. 600 times greater would have meant they had around 65,000 magnitude 3+ earthquakes last year. Yikes!
That’s further proof that no one is perfect. Not only did the writer miss the mistake, but so did the editor.
Live free and enjoy life! J/W