November 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.
1. Oklahoma Suffers 5.0 Earthquake 2. One Step Closer to Treatment, Vaccine for Zika 3. Earthquake and Tsunami Hit New Zealand 4. Wildfires Spread in Southeast U.S. 5. Scientists Announce Breakthrough in GMO Plants 6. Deadly Train Derailment in India 7. Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Schoolchildren 8. Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes 9. Zika Appears in Texas 10. Deadly Fires in Tennessee 11. Ecstasy Goes to Clinical Trials for PTSD Treatment
- Another Quake Hits Oklahoma
- A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Cushing City, Oklahoma on Nov. 6, 2016. The earthquake is one of three plus-5.0 magnitude quakes that have hit Oklahoma this year. No major injuries occur but 40 to 50 buildings suffer structural damage throughout the city. The earthquake hits near one of the world’s key oil hubs, but officials say the hub is intact. Oklahoma is known for its earthquakes, most of which can be traced back to the underground injection of water waste left over from oil production. Residents from Cushing state that they have grown used to the earthquakes and that it is the price of living so close to an oil hub.
- Photo source: KFOR-TV via AP