Earthquakes News

4.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes near Guthrie, Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes near Guthrie, including a magnitude 4.2 temblor. The USGS said the 4.2 magnitude quake was recorded at 3:08 p.m. on Sept. 15 one mile southeast of Guthrie and a 3.2 magnitude quake …

Earthquakes Increase in Kansas Task Force Can’t Pinpoint Why

There’s not enough data to make any determinations about why there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes in Kansas, a three-member task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback has concluded. The state has experienced 49 earthquakes this …

California San Andreas Quake Experiment Could Lose Funding

Scientists seeking to put seismic sensors deep in the San Andreas fault to study the mechanics of earthquakes are in danger of losing their funding, a newspaper reported. The National Science Foundation has said it is no longer soliciting proposals …

Interior Alaska Shaken by Series of Quakes

A series of earthquakes shook Interior Alaska during the Labor Day weekend, the strongest of which was a magnitude-5.07 that set off more than 200 aftershocks. The strongest quake, centered about 45 miles northwest of Fairbanks, near Minto, hit Saturday …

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 …