Oklahoma is becoming a hotbed for earthquakes, and this special coverage page maps out every earthquake that happens in Oklahoma.

The last 25 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or higher within a 400-mile radius of Oklahoma City

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  • Oklahoma Nepalese students rally support for home country after 7.8 earthquake

    BY ADAM KEMP | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Nepal student organizations across Oklahoma are reaching out today, pleading for help as the death toll from the massive earthquake reached 3,800 people on Monday morning and continues to rise.

  • Shock and panic as avalanche engulfs Everest base camp

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A mammoth wave of snow darkens the sky over Everest base camp, CNN reports. Appearing like a white mushroom cloud roaring over the climbers, they scurry as their tents flap like feathers in the wind. Then panic hits. "Whoa! Whoa!" Screams and expletives are heard. The few people in the video...

  • Wide area of Oklahoma included in update to risks from induced earthquakes

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are working on how to forecast earthquakes in areas that have shown an increase in seismicity linked to induced activity. The agency released a report Thursday identifying 17 areas in eight states that would come under consideration for inclusion in the...

  • National report confirms that Oklahoma is at greater risk of earthquakes

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Oklahoma features prominently in a new report on the risk of manmade earthquakes, with parts of the state shaking more often than quake-prone California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists have identified 17 areas across eight sates with increased rates of "induced...

  • Sierra Club calls for injection well moratorium in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Sierra Club called for a moratorium on wastewater injection wells throughout parts of Oklahoma on Wednesday, one day after the Oklahoma Geological Survey called the wells the primary suspected source of the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

    By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found. The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas,...

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ongoing earthquake swarm is “very unlikely to represent a naturally occurring process,” according to a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

  • Study links quake swarm in Texas to drilling for gas

    By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater...

  • Legislator calls for disposal well moratorium

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, on Tuesday called for a moratorium on water disposal wells in parts of the state after a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey described a possible link between the wells and the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Dozens weigh in on Stillwater proposal to ban oil and natural gas drilling in city

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Stillwater, Oklahoma, city council won’t vote on the measure until next month after the Oklahoma Legislature considers three bills.

  • Letter from Oklahoma: The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    I was brought up in Norman, says Rivka Galchen in The New Yorker, where my father was a professor of meteorology in the college of geosciences at O.U. Although I had a happy childhood in Oklahoma, I grew up thinking of the state as an unlucky one, not so much because of, say, the Dust Bowl, but...

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey adds analyst to research increased earthquake activity

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    At an energy and earthquakes panel at the University of Central Oklahoma, the state’s seismologist said the Oklahoma Geological Survey will get some help to better analyze smaller earthquakes.

  • 4.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Guthrie

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 2 miles south of Guthrie shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.



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