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Two damaging M4.2 earthquakes hit NE of Enid, Oklahoma

Two damaging M4.2 earthquakes were registered 16 km (9.9 miles) ENE of Enid, Oklahoma on March 4 and 5, 2018. The first hit at 23:17 UTC on March 4 at a depth of 1.9 km (1.18 miles) and was followed by another M4.2 at 03:40 UTC on March 5 at a depth of 5 km (3.1...

March 05, 2018

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Shallow M4.2, M2.8 earthquakes hit northeast Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey registered two shallow earthquakes near Stillwater in northeast Oklahoma on December 5, 2017. The first, registered as M4.2 at 04:26 UTC (22:26 CST, December 4) hit at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) and the second, registered at 04:53 UTC as...

December 05, 2017

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Animation of earthquakes in Oklahoma between 2004 and 2016

Many studies have investigated the relationship between seismic activity and wastewater injection, particularly in Oklahoma where scientists recorded a 4 000% increase in the rate of earthquakes between 2008 and 2016. Now, the USGS in Oklahoma has released an...

July 21, 2017

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USA: Human-induced and natural earthquake hazards in 2017

The USGS has released new maps with potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern United States (CEUS). This is the second consecutive year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS...

March 02, 2017

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4000% increase in Oklahoma earthquakes induced by fluid injection

A record number of 907 earthquakes of magnitude greater or equal to 3.0 was reported in Oklahoma during 2015. A new study investigated the relationship between seismic activity and wastewater injection in the hope of aiding the regulators in reducing a risk of...

November 23, 2016

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Series of earthquakes hit Oklahoma

A series of earthquakes hit parts of Oklahoma on November 11, 2016, just days after damaging M5.0 in Cushing, north-central Oklahoma, one of the world's key oil hubs. Between 00:08 and 15:49 UTC today, USGS registered a total of 6 earthquakes with magnitudes...

November 11, 2016

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Sharp earthquake hits Oklahoma, forces evacuations

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.0 hit the city of Cushing, Oklahoma at 01:44 UTC on November 7, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). Today's quake hit just two months after M5.8, the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma's...

November 07, 2016

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USGS links wastewater disposal to M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake of February 2016

The new USGS study indicates the M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake from February 2016, was likely induced by distant wastewater disposal wells. The M5.1 earthquake was the third largest earthquake in the recent Oklahoma history. It occurred on February 13, about 32 km (20...

October 26, 2016


Oklahoma's M5.8 earthquake activated an unknown fault

USGS Geophysicist Daniel McNamara said that September 3, 2016 Mw5.8 Pawnee, Oklahoma earthquake was not on a fault known by the USGS. Instead, it happened on a fault perpendicular which intersected the fault. Based on aftershock patterns, this one is an unknown...

September 08, 2016


USGS upgrades Pawnee earthquake to M5.8, making it Oklahoma’s largest earthquake ever

The U.S. Geological Survey has updated the official magnitude of the September 3, 2016 Pawnee, Oklahoma earthquake to Mw5.8 (from 5.6), making it Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake to date. "The magnitude revision is based on further in-depth analysis...

September 08, 2016

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37 wastewater wells shut down after M5.8 earthquake hits Oklahoma

Following a shallow M5.8 earthquake on Saturday, September 3, 2016, Oklahoma authorities have shut down 37 wastewater wells used by the fracking industry to extract oil and gas. According to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the decision to shut down the wells was a...

September 05, 2016

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Oklahoma, state's strongest earthquake ever

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mw5.8 hit 15 km (9.3 miles) northwest of Pawnee, north-central Oklahoma at 12:02 UTC on September 3, 2016. The agency reported a depth of 5.4 km (3.3 miles). Between September 1 and 3, USGS registered a total...

September 03, 2016


Yes, humans really are causing earthquakes

The central United States is experiencing an unprecedented surge in earthquakes that began in 2009, rising from an average of 21 magnitude 3 and larger quakes to over 650 in 2014 alone. This increased earthquake activity is found in just a few concentrated regions...

February 07, 2016


USGS: Reawakened Oklahoma faults could produce larger future events

Reactivated faults that have produced thousands of Oklahoma earthquakes are capable of causing larger seismic events, according to USGS research conducted in cooperation with the Oklahoma Geological Survey.Since late 2009 the rate of magnitude 3 or larger earthquakes in

March 11, 2015


5.6 magnitude - Oklahoma, US

Strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma at at 03:53:10 UTC located 34 km (21 miles) NNE of Shawnee, 63 km (39 miles) SSE of Stillwater, 68 km (42 miles) ESE of Guthrie and 71 km (44 miles) ENE of Oklahoma City (35.537°N, 96.747°W). Epicenter was at depth of 5 km

November 06, 2011