Oklahoma earthquakes list + Oklahoma in-depth earthquake articles

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The list below shows the Oklahoma earthquakes

In depth articles on Oklahoma earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
- 2 earthquakes (1 minor and 1 moderate) hit Luther, Oklahoma (April 16, 2013)
- Earthquake in the Oklahoma City Area, Oklahoma (February 27, 2013)
- Oklahoma / Tulsa M 4.7 and M 5.6 earthquakes + November 7 aftershocks (November 5, 2011)
- Unusual moderate earthquake near Oklohoma City (October 13, 2010)

 

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Oklahoma = UTC – 6

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Oklahoma Jul 29 02:46 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Oklahoma Jul 29 02:46 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It
  • Wichita - Quick and weak at about 9:50 pm
  • Wichita, KS - House bumped up and down. No known damage
  • Wichita - Sitting in my room and my house shook pretty good
  • Wichita - Noticeable not to bad
  • Caldwell, KS - The house shook, lamps, TV monitors and Computer monitors shook. A rolling shake. Approximatly 9:49PM CDT.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma - House shaking, considerable length. No known damage.
  • Wichita - No damage, felt at 9:47 pm (Central); also felt by friend in Derby, KS at the same time.
  • Wichita Kansas - No apparent damage.
  • Oklahoma City, OK - Two story house, felt it upstairs not downstairs, bed shook, and armoire door swung open; heard a rumbling noise.
  • Wichita, KS - The door and windows rattled just a bit
  • Andover - Felt like someone was running in the house. No damage and over very quickly.
  • Peck - Dog was barking
  • Mulvane - Floor shook a little.
  • USGS Medford, Oklahoma Jul 29 02:46 4.3 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Jul 28 22:26 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 28 22:26 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 27 22:19 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yale, Oklahoma Jul 27 22:19 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 27 20:39 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma Jul 27 20:39 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 27 09:28 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Jul 27 09:28 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 25 04:56 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Jul 25 04:56 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma Jul 24 10:27 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 24 10:27 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma Jul 23 14:03 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 23 14:03 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma Jul 23 02:02 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 23 02:02 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma Jul 23 00:25 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 23 00:25 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Jul 22 17:50 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 22 17:50 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma Jul 22 17:28 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 22 17:28 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma City Area, Oklahoma Jul 22 02:08 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Spencer, Oklahoma Jul 22 02:08 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oklahoma Jul 21 21:45 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 21 21:45 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 19 12:52 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Spencer, Oklahoma Jul 18 21:56 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma City Area, Oklahoma Jul 18 21:56 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Jul 18 13:41 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 18 13:41 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma Jul 18 01:59 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 18 01:37 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Jul 18 01:37 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Jul 17 15:35 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Jul 17 07:34 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 17 07:34 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Harrah, Oklahoma Jul 16 23:02 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 16 23:02 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma Jul 16 09:18 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 16 09:18 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 16 02:54 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Luther, Oklahoma Jul 16 02:54 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma Jul 15 10:47 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Jul 15 10:47 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Oklahoma Jul 15 09:08 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Grand Marias, MN - Camping in the BWCAW and was awoken by the ground shaking early in the morning.
  • EMSC Oklahoma Jul 15 09:08 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Mister Peach says:

      Why is it that the overwhelming majority of these quakes happening very late in the night or very early in the morning?

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        There is no reason to give for this (at this moment). As you can see in our list below, they happen during day and night everywhere in the world all the time. Lets call it a coincidense that you have another perception :)

      • Mister Peach says:

        Here in Oklahoma, some news sources have questioned whether injection wells are contributing to these quakes. Are these wells actually causing quakes and are they run at night to reduce engine overheating generated by the process?

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Well …. Oklahoma is of course a seismically active state. So the frackers will tell it is tectonic, something like cancer and cigarettes. Who is to blame for the cancer. Even frackers agree that injecting wastewater in the underground can generate earthquakes up to M4 so far (our experience). Only injecting wastewater at night looks technically silly to us though. The mistery will probably go on for a little while until more evidence is found

      • Please take a look at my site. I have been researching a phenomenon called the Mystery Booms which seems to be related to meteors but according to earthquake-report.com it seems people are mistaking Meteor explosions for earthquakes depending on how you experienced it. these explosions can cause 3.0 earthquake like rumbles which are very short and sharp. I have found many people reporting hearing a Booms with what they think is an earthquake. Ever since the meteor explosion in Russia there seems to be in increase of Fireball explosions and it seems that it happens in the same region months or weeks between happen mainly at night and morning hours. Please visit the American Meteor Society to see the increase. If you have heard a boom and think its an earthquake please report it to earthquake-report.com or AMS so the authorities can investigate. To learn more just type in the key word “Mystery Booms” on u-tube, Thank you.

    2. TJ says:

      I was on the second floor of my house. It was centered very close to me. Thought a car ran into my house.

    3. Helena-Sophia Exel says:

      Aloha!
      Looking at the ‘IRIS’ Seismic Monitor there was a Mag 5.6 Earthquake on Nov 17th at 04:48:57 located in Oklahoma. Now I am wondering why USGS does not report this quake? The one they are reporting struck at a different time and was much smaller. Here is the IRIS quake:
      http://www.iris.edu/seismon/zoom/?view=eveday&lon=-96&lat=38
      Is there any more information available?

      Mahalo Nui Loa for everything You do!

      Helena-Sophia

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Looks, like they can make errors too :) – Of this would have been the case, we would have been inundated with hundreds of experience reports. Thanks Helena-Sophia for telling us , we appreciate it

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