Oklahoma News
5:51 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Two Earthquakes Rattle Perry Area In Central Oklahoma

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A pair of earthquakes has rattled parts of Noble County in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says each of the quakes was recorded early Sunday northwest of Perry.

The first temblor was recorded shortly after 5 a.m. about 12 miles north-northwest of Perry at a depth of about three miles. The USGS says the earthquake was a magnitude 3.1.

The second quake was recorded about two hours later about seven miles northwest of Perry, also at a depth of three miles. Geologists say that quake was magnitude 2.8.

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Oklahoma News
3:49 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Numerous Earthquakes Recorded In Oklahoma, Including 4.2

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More than a dozen small to moderate earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma since Friday afternoon, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 that also was felt in Kansas and Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake occurred at 8:21 a.m. Saturday 12 miles north of Crescent, about 45 miles north of Oklahoma City.

Residents about 270 miles north in Topeka, Kansas, and about 240 miles south in Dallas reported feeling the quake.

Logan County Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Valencia says there are no reports of damage or injury.

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Oklahoma News
6:24 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Oklahoma's Daily Small Quakes Raise Risk Of Big Ones

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New federal research says small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes.

Scientists link many of these quakes to the deep underground injections of wastewater after drilling for energy in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Federal records show Oklahoma has had nearly 200 quakes that people have felt since Jan. 1.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:22 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Mapped: ‘Traffic Light’ Wells In Oklahoma’s Earthquake Country

Oklahoma’s surge in earthquakes and possible links to oil and gas activity has led regulators to scrutinize permits for disposal well operators in quake-prone regions of the state.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
6:55 am
Sat January 31, 2015

State Seismologist To WaPo: Oil Industry Has Tried To Influence Earthquake Research

Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland.
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Washington Post reporter Lori Montgomery traveled central Oklahoma and filed a story about Oklahoma’s earthquake swarm, an examination that included interviews from concerned residents, politicians and Sandra Ladra, who was injured in the 5.7-magnitude November 2011 earthquake and 

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Oklahoma News
8:36 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Earthquake Swarm Rattles Medford Area

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A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday. Its epicenter was less than one mile east of Medford, which is about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma News
12:30 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Northern Oklahoma

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No injuries or damage have been reported after a 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern Oklahoma on Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at about 6 a.m. with an epicenter 14 miles north-northwest of Enid. The earthquake had a depth of 3.1 miles.

Two other earthquakes also rumbled Friday near the same area. The USGS says two earthquakes hit shortly after 1 a.m. near Medford. Those temblors had preliminary magnitudes of 3.1 and 3.2

On Wednesday, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Kansas and was widely felt in parts of Oklahoma.


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Oklahoma News
5:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Stillwater

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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Stillwater.

The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 2:10 p.m. Sunday five miles southwest of Stillwater, about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

The Payne County Sheriff's Office and Stillwater Police Department say there are no reports of damage or injury.

The quake comes following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in the same general area at 6:55 a.m. Sunday.

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The Two-Way
6:12 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Alaska Is Rattled By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 6:18 am

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake rattled Alaska on Thursday. Luckily, while very strong, it was a very deep quake, so no major damage was reported.

Alaska Public Media reports:

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Oklahoma News
2:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Earthquake Insurance Standards To Increase

John Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
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Governor Mary Fallin recently approved an emergency rule adopted by Insurance Commissioner John Doak to ensure proper earthquake insurance information is distributed among consumers.

The implementation of the emergency rule requires licensed adjusters and producers to complete of an hour’s worth of education on earthquake insurance every two years.

The requirement to continue earthquake insurance education is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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