Earthquakes News

Minor Damage Reported after 2 Oklahoma Earthquakes

Minor damage has been reported after back-to-back earthquakes hit an Oklahoma City suburb early on July 15. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit 3 miles north-northeast of Harrah shortly after 2 a.m. About two hours later, …

7 More Small Earthquakes Shake Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey on July 13 recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours. The temblors are part of an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could …

Oklahoma Once Again Rattled by Earthquake Swarm

The U.S. Geological Survey says at least four earthquakes have rattled central Oklahoma, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor near Langston. The earthquake struck shortly after noon on July 12 about five miles southwest of Langston. Earlier, a 3.2-magnitude quake was recorded about …

Study Shows How Wastewater Injections Are Causing Oklahoma Quakes

A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to …

Surge in Oklahoma Quakes Has Residents Seeking Answers

Oklahoma residents whose homes and nerves have been shaken by an upsurge in earthquakes want to know what’s causing the temblors — and what can be done to stop them. Hundreds of people were expected to turn out in Edmond, …

Quakes Spur Oklahoma Road and Bridge Inspections

The recent spate of strong earthquakes in central Oklahoma hasn’t caused any significant damage to bridges and roads, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The agency said ODOT crews inspect bridges in a five- to 10-mile radius from the …

Oklahoma City Metro Area Hit with Back-to-Back Quakes

Residents in the Oklahoma City area were jolted awake by back-to-back earthquakes Monday morning. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. According to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake had a magnitude of 3.5 …

Increase in Oklahoma Tremors a Cause for Concern, Authorities Say

The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in the central part of the state, federal and state agencies said. The U.S. Geological Survey and …

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 …