Earthquakes News

Central Oklahoma Rattled by Another Earthquake Swarm

No injuries or damage were reported after a series of earthquakes rattled central Oklahoma overnight, including a 4.1-magnitude temblor that woke many residents near Guthrie. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded four earthquakes near Perry late on April 9 and early …

4.3 Magnitude Quake Latest in a String to Rock Oklahoma

Oklahoma, which has had 133 quakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater in the last 30 days, was rocked on April 7 by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake in the central part of the state, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The …

Alaska Earthquakes Felt In Communities

Seismologists say two Alaska earthquakes were felt in communities this week. One earthquake occurred at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday in the Cook Inlet region of the state. The 4.6 magnitude quake was centered 62 miles southwest of Homer, where it was …

Arkansas Earthquakes Spawn Lawsuit Against Drilling Companies

Fourteen families in central Arkansas have filed a lawsuit in connection with a series of earthquakes in Faulkner County that prompted the state in 2011 to ban the use of four natural-gas drilling disposal wells in a large area mostly …

USGS: Quakes in Central Oklahoma Here to Stay

Prague, a central Oklahoma town of 2,400, claims two things as its own: Olympian Jim Thorpe and an annual kolache festival that honors its Czech heritage every May. Some locals here say the place should be known for a third: …

Swarm Of Earthquakes Shake Yellowstone

Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera. Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once. “It’s …

Arkansas Homeowners Settle Suit Charging Fracking Wastewater Caused Quakes

Five Arkansas residents who sued two oil companies claiming wastewater disposal wells from fracking caused earthquakes that damaged their homes settled with the companies for an undisclosed sum on Aug. 28, according to U.S. court documents and the plaintiffs’ lawyers. …

Arkansas Lawsuits Test Fracking Wastewater Link to Quakes

Tony Davis, a 54-year-old construction worker in central Arkansas, said he welcomed the boom in natural gas drilling that brought jobs and new businesses to his hometown starting about a decade ago. But that was before the earth shook. In …

Why Scientists Are Causing Earthquakes

Earthquakes never occur when needed so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking up a building themselves in the name of science and safety. Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, the researchers …

Earthquake Swarm Keeps Central Oklahoma All Shook Up

More annoying than threatening, tiny tremors are shaking portions of central Oklahoma with increasing frequency – rattling homes, knocking things over and interrupting sleep. “I feel them every time,” said Luther resident Felicia Bennett. One day last week, “I felt …