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
USGS Edmond, Oklahoma Nov 19 08:20 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Oklahoma city - Weak shaking
  • Edmond,OK - 2:13am, awaken from sleep by a 3.7, followed 8 minutes after, with a weak tremor.
  • Edmond - Lasted 5 seconds with two after quakes.
  • USGS Edmond, Oklahoma Nov 19 08:12 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Edmond - Woke me up, lasted a few seconds, no damage
  • EMSC Oklahoma Nov 19 08:12 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taloga, Oklahoma Nov 19 05:35 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taloga, Oklahoma Nov 18 18:41 3.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taloga, Oklahoma Nov 18 17:36 2.6 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taloga, Oklahoma Nov 18 16:01 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Blackwell, Oklahoma Nov 17 07:01 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Blackwell, Oklahoma Nov 17 06:48 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Edmond, Oklahoma Nov 16 07:53 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Nov 16 02:21 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 16 02:21 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fairview, Oklahoma Nov 15 12:32 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 15 12:32 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Buffalo, Oklahoma Nov 15 06:01 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Nov 12 20:30 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Nov 09 15:54 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Nov 09 15:42 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tuttle, Oklahoma Nov 09 14:39 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Nov 08 23:57 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Nov 08 11:47 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Colorado Springs - Woke up last night because something was shaking my bed. I looked around but did not see anything. It lasted 5-7 seconds. It was the middle of the night, I don’t know the exact time.
  • EMSC Oklahoma Nov 08 11:47 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Wichita - At least 16 sec
  • USGS Tuttle, Oklahoma Nov 08 06:32 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma Nov 07 08:12 2.9 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Wichita - 3 seconds
  • USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 06 14:58 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 06 14:09 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 05 11:59 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pawnee, Oklahoma Nov 04 04:23 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Crescent, Oklahoma Nov 04 01:17 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Nov 03 10:26 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 03 08:45 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma Nov 03 03:45 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Nov 02 23:31 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 02 23:31 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Huntsville, AL - About 30 seconds. Haven\'t surveyed the damage yet. Likely none.
  • USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 02 22:31 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma Nov 02 12:59 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 02 12:59 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 02 12:06 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 02 12:06 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma Nov 02 04:29 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 01 23:15 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 01 20:54 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 01 20:54 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 01 13:19 3.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Nov 01 13:19 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Norman - 15 seconds of shaking
  • USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Nov 01 01:21 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Oct 31 15:13 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Oct 31 14:15 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Oct 31 12:18 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hennessey, Oklahoma Oct 31 10:30 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It
  • Loyal - Woke up to things on the walls shaking

  • 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. fred pottorf says:

      Strong jolt followed by several seconds of mild shaking

    2. 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.

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

    4. 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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