• Oklahoma Corporation Commission adds to earthquake areas of interest for disposal wells

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    As earthquake activity continues in Oklahoma, the Corporation Commission had added to its list of areas that need extra scrutiny to get permits for wastewater injection wells.

  • Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Oklahoma town of Cherokee

    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 Oklahoma Friday — a 2.9 magnitude quake near the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond and a 2.6 magnitude quake near the town of Stillwater. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

  • 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattles northern Oklahoma

    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 were recorded late Monday in various parts of the state, including a 4.3 magnitude quake that was recorded at 8:30 p.m. about three miles northeast of Medford in Grant County. That quake occurred at a depth of about four miles. No damage or injuries were reported following the quakes. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely in quakes

  • News 9: OK Supreme Court To Hear Prague Lawsuit On Earthquakes

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    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 magnitude earthquake that hit her home on Nov. 5, 2011 and drastically changed her life when a huge rock from her chimney fell on her ...

  • 4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in north-central Oklahoma

    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 office says there are no reports of damage or injury. The quake is one of three recorded in the region during the early morning. A 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:07 a.m. 11 miles northwest of Medford and a 2.7 magnitude temblor was recorded at 3:51 about 31 miles northwest of Ponca City. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not

  • Earthquake rate steadies in Oklahoma, experts say

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    After increasing rapidly over the past three years, the pace of earthquakes in Oklahoma held steady in 2014 at a rate higher than California and far higher than the historic average in Oklahoma.

  • Series of small quakes rumble through Dallas area

    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    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 event" at around 8:12 p.m. measuring 2.9 and 2.7 magnitude. One witness in the Las Colinas area just west of Dallas referred to it as a "big bump."

  • Oklahoma registers more earthquakes in 2014 than in last 30 years

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    After years of steadily increasing earthquake numbers in the state, 2014 will be forever remembered as the year Mother Nature grabbed Oklahoma by the panhandle and shook. And shook and shook and shook. With 567 temblors magnitude 3.0 or greater, Oklahoma officially became the most seismically active state in the lower 48, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. For context, the 567 quakes last year were more than five times as many as were registered in the state in 2013. In fact, it’s more than the cumulative total number of similarly powerful earthquakes in the state since 1978. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Earthquake felt in central Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt in central Oklahoma Tuesday. The epicenter was near N Douglas Boulevard and E Coffee Creek Road.

  • News 9: Oklahoma Earthquakes Cause Alarm, Damage Sunday

    Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    LINCOLN COUNTY - Three earthquakes have rattled Oklahoma during the last day of November, News 9 reports. There have been reports of any damage from the 4.2 magnitude quake in ...

  • Kansas to set up seismic monitoring system

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. — An earthquake that rattled parts of Kansas and Oklahoma is the 94th earthquake reported this year in Kansas. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday was the strongest in Kansas this year, with most quakes recorded in south-central Kansas. The vibrations were felt across Kansas, northern and central Oklahoma and even a county in northwest Missouri. A local newspaper reports the most severe damage appeared to be in Milan in Sumner County. The town’s former post office, a community center and several homes suffered some structural damage. No injuries were reported. Argonia Fire Chief Scott Spinks says that Sumner County town also was shaken hard. Gov.

  • Earthquake rattles Oklahoma City

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    An earthquake shook downtown Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon and possibly stretched as far as Norman and Tulsa.

  • Oklahoma energy briefs for Nov. 12

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs for Nov. 12, 2014

  • Oklahoma legislative committee studies earthquake swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Representatives from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Geological Survey, governor’s office and other researchers on Tuesday updated a legislative committee on ongoing efforts to better understand the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oklahoma judge dismisses earthquake lawsuit

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A Lincoln County district judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming water disposal well operators caused the 2011 earthquake that injured a Prague woman.

  • Oklahoma students drop, cover and hold on in case of an earthquake

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Third-grade Guthrie students learned what to do in case of an earthquake. A nationwide earthquake drill with more than an estimated 20 million people worldwide is planned for 10:16 a.m. Thursday. Remember to drop, cover and hold on.

  • Earthquake reported Friday morning south of Cushing

    Staff and wire reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Cushing Emergency Management Director Bob Noltensmeyer said there were no injuries or major damage as a result of the tremor, which was recorded at 8:51 a.m. about a mile southwest of Cushing.

  • Oklahoma's earthquake council discusses seismic swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Cooperation and coordination were the themes of the first meeting of the state’s new Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, said Mike Teague, Oklahoma secretary of Energy and Environment.

  • 4.2-magnitude earthquake reported in north Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The earthquake shook shortly after 10 p.m. Its epicenter was about 15 miles west, southwest of Perry, about 21 miles east, southeast of Enid and about 52 miles north Oklahoma City, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • Magnitude 4.0 earthquake registered south of Guthrie

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    It was recorded at 3:08 p.m. roughly four miles south of Guthrie.