Oklahoma earthquakes News

Earthquakes Rattle Parts of Oklahoma

No damage has been reported following a series of earthquakes that rattled parts of Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Quinton, about 123 miles (198 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma …

Well Stopped After Central Oklahoma Hit With 3.1 Magnitude Quake

An oil well operator is stopping operations following a small earthquake in central Oklahoma, the fourth such earthquake in less than three weeks. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says Newfield/Encana paused a well completion operation after a magnitude 3.1 temblor was …

3.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Northwestern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a moderate earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S.G.S. recorded a magnitude 3.6 quake at 11:27 p.m. Sunday in Major County near the town of Meno, about 75 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or …

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Hayward, or about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. It had …

Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Shakes Part of Northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma early in the morning on Jan. 14. Geologists say the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:20 a.m. Monday near Waukomis, about 80 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. …

Northern Oklahoma Shaken by 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma. Geologists say the temblor was recorded at 10:43 a.m. Monday less than 1 mile (1 kilometer) northeast of Medford near the Kansas border and about …

For Third Straight Year, Oklahoma Sees Decrease in Quakes

The number of Oklahoma earthquakes registering a magnitude 3.0 or greater has declined for the third consecutive year after state regulators began directing oil and natural gas producers to close some wells and reduce injection volumes in others. The number …

3 Oil Companies Settle in Class-Action Suit over Oklahoma Earthquakes

Three oil companies have reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over damaging earthquakes in central Oklahoma. The companies — Spess Oil Co., Equal Energy US Inc. and Fairfield Oil and Gas Corp. — have not admitted to …

Oklahoma Quake Lawsuit Against Oil Company Moves to Class-Action Status

Central Oklahoma residents won’t get a trial this fall for a case against an oil company accused of triggering earthquakes that damaged homes and buildings. The Journal Record reports that a Cleveland County judge outlined rules for the class-action case …

Oklahoma Sees Fewer but More Severe Earthquakes This Year

Oklahoma’s 4.0 earthquakes are up significantly this year, but the overall rate of earthquakes is declining. Oklahoma has had six quakes of at least magnitude 4.0 halfway through this year, which is one more than all of last year. But …