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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Oklahoma News
9:59 am
Tue August 19, 2014

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Guthrie

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 rattled the Oklahoma City area Tuesday morning.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The USGS says the quake was centered 4 miles south-southwest of Guthrie, or about 24 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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No Damage Found
10:03 am
Sat August 9, 2014

Four Small Earthquakes In Central Oklahoma On Friday

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Four small earthquakes were recorded just south of Guthrie in central Oklahoma on Friday.

Authorities say there are no reports of damage or injury after Friday's temblors.

The strongest quake recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey was a preliminary magnitude 3.4 quake recorded at 3:21 p.m. three miles southeast of Guthrie.

A 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded at 1:07 p.m., a 3.1 magnitude tremor at 3:58 p.m. and a 3.0 magnitude quake at 3:45 p.m.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
6:53 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

State Senator Calls for Federal Task Force On Oklahoma Earthquakes

State Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valiant.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

State Sen. Jerry Ellis on Monday suggested that a federal task force be formed to develop a statewide earthquake “emergency action plan.”

The task force would be charged with examining and evaluating scientific studies related to Oklahoma’s earthquake swarm, which a growing chorus of scientistssay is likely linked to disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, and make recommendations on possible solutions, according to a press release from the House Democratic Caucus. 

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Oklahoma News
7:28 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Number Getting Earthquake Insurance Increasing

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The recent increase in earthquakes within the state has raised both awareness and the purchase of earthquake insurance, according to Kelly Collins, communications director with the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

According to Collins, in 2011 only 3 percent of most insurance companies’ customers had earthquake insurance.

That number has now tripled with an estimated 15 percent of customers holding such policies.

This conclusion came from a survey done by Collins of the top five homeowners insurance companies in the state who make up 70 percent of the industry.

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Oklahoma News
4:47 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Multiple Earthquakes Rattle Central Oklahoma

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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 Saturday about five miles southwest of Langston. Earlier, a 3.2-magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. in about the same area near Langston. No damage or injuries were reported following either quake.

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