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4.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Northern Oklahoma

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook part of Grant County in northern Oklahoma on Jan. 27. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 10 a.m. about 13 miles south-southeast of Medford at a depth of …

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Oil Company/Earthquake Lawsuit

Oklahoma’s highest court has decided to hear a lawsuit that alleges two oil companies are liable for injuries a Prague woman suffered during a 2011 earthquake. The lawsuit by Sandra Ladra of Prague is among dozens of lawsuits filed in …

Experts: Steady Rate of Earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2014

After increasing rapidly over the past three years, the pace of earthquakes in Oklahoma held steady in 2014 at a rate higher than California and far higher than the historic average in Oklahoma. Oklahoma experienced 567 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 …

4.1 Mag Quake Recorded in North-Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee in north-central Oklahoma. The USGS reports the quake occurred at 4:19 a.m. on Jan. 21 about nine miles east of Cherokee in Alfalfa County — about 95 miles …

Grass Fires Burn 2,100 Acres in Oklahoma, Close I-35

Wildfires scorched thousands of acres of land in central Oklahoma on Jan. 18, prompting evacuations, damaging buildings and forcing the closure of busy Interstate 35 in Logan County for more than an hour. Two fires began near Guthrie in the …

More Earthquakes in Oklahoma in 2014 than in Past 30 Years

Officials say Oklahoma had more earthquakes last year than in the past 30 years. The U.S. Geological Survey says 567 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 or greater were registered in Oklahoma, making it the most seismically active state in the …

3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Oklahoma

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Guthrie area in central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 3:37 p.m. Sunday about two miles south-southwest of the Logan County city. The USGS says the temblor occurred …

Weather Service: Fewest Tornadoes on Record in Oklahoma in 2014

Just 16 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma in 2014, which the National Weather Service says is the fewest on record. Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus says a combination of factors led to the relative lack of tornadoes, The Oklahoman reported. …

Most Popular Insurance Journal South Central Stories of 2014

Fraud, higher homeowners rates, fracking, and electronic traffic tickets are topics that drove readers to the following stories on InsuranceJournal.com in 2014. The following 10 stories led as the most popular picks by readers in the South Central region. Workers’ …

Christmas Quakes Rattle Parts of Central Oklahoma

Two earthquakes have rattled parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck in Logan County at about 2.30 p.m. on Christmas Day about three miles south of Guthrie and 30 miles north of Oklahoma …