Earthquakes News

South-Central Kansas Rattled by More Quakes

Four more earthquakes were reported in south-central Kansas during the weekend. No serious injuries or damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest quake was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered northwest of Anthony in Harper County early …

Aon Benfield Launches Arabian Earthquake Model

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development unit, launched a catastrophe model to estimate the financial impact of earthquakes in the Arabian Peninsula. The demand for catastrophe modeling in the countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is increasing as a …

Study Links Fracking to Hundreds of Ohio Quakes

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of …

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 …