By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
As Amberlee Darold steers the white pickup over a rutted cow pasture near Oklahoma City, she tries to explain what it’s like being a seismologist for the state of Oklahoma right now. Darold works at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the state agency charged with studying and reporting on...
BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
The warning may have seemed a little dramatic at the time, but OSU geology professor Todd Halihan wanted to get lawmakers’ attention about the risk of a damaging earthquake.
“We knew the dust bowl would happen scientifically, but as scientists we did not communicate it effectively to the...
IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Scientists are discovering what is to blame for the recent earthquakes in Irving.
Many believed that the former Texas Stadium implosion or gas drilling could be the blame but SMU seismologists say they just don’t know yet.
It is about 2 miles in length and 3 to 5...
By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015
The Governor’s Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity continues to gather information to better respond to increased earthquake activity and the possible links to wastewater injection wells from oil and gas development.
By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015
Staff at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission directed that an injection well operated by SandRidge Energy be shut down Tuesday due to continuing earthquakes in Alfalfa County near the Kansas border.
The well is the second active wastewater injection well directed to “shut in” or halt...
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015
CHEROKEE — A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled the small town of Cherokee in northwest Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was recorded about 8:24 a.m. Friday near the town.
No injuries or damage was reported.
The survey also recorded two earlier temblors in...
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015
An earthquake has shaken part of Noble County in north-central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.8 magnitude temblor was recorded at 5:31 a.m. Tuesday less than two miles south-southeast of Perry. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about two miles.
Several other earthquakes...
PRAGUE - Four years after the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history, the state Supreme Court will consider hearing a Prague woman's lawsuit against energy companies, News 9 reports.
Fierce pain in her right knee is a constant reminder for Prague grandmother Sandra Ladra of the 5.6...
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015
CHEROKEE — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee in north-central Oklahoma.
The USGS reports the quake occurred at 4:19 a.m. Monday about nine miles east of Cherokee in Alfalfa County — about 95 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The county sheriff’s...
DALLAS — Six earthquakes — all centered near the old Texas Stadium site in Irving — jolted the Dallas area Tuesday, USA Today reports.
No damage was reported from the temblors.
Two quakes measuring 3.5 magnitude event at 3:10 p.m. CT and a 3.6 magnitude tremor at 6:52 p.m. were "double...