State bridge inspectors will be able to provide a faster, more targeted response in ensuring public safety the next time an earthquake rolls across Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake was centered in Guthrie on Monday night. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately at 8:21 p.m. Its epicenter was located north of Guthrie Lake and west of Lake Road. It was four miles deep. No damages or injuries associated with the earthquake were immediately reported.
A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately at 9:25 p.m. Its epicenter was located north of Prairie Grove Road and east of Midwest Blvd, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was 4.2 miles deep. The epicenter was just north of Darling Lane and two miles east of the Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport. No damages or injuries associated […]
Updated at 8:33 p.m. — USGS has downgraded the earthquake to a 5.0. Original Post Folks in Logan County had not felt an earthquake in some time, but that was not the case on Sunday. A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately at 7:44 p.m. on Sunday. Its epicenter was near the town of Cushing, according to the U.S. […]
An earthquake shook northern Logan County on Monday morning.
As the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work to together following the recent 5.6 earthquake near Pawnee, State Sen. AJ Griffin said the response must be tempered, unified and science-based. Saturday’s earthquake was the same magnitude as a 2011 quake near Prague, the largest recorded in state history.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is committed to helping those affected by one of the strongest earthquakes in state history. Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in Pawnee County, the area rocked hardest by Saturday’s 5.6 magnitude quake. OID representatives toured the damaged areas and met with local officials Tuesday. […]
Long lasting earthquake rolled through the Guthrie area just after 7 a.m. A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately at 7:02 a.m. Its epicenter was near Pawnee, Oklahoma, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. For many, it felt as if it was never going to stop shaking. The quake was felt in several states and as far as […]
Residents in eastern Logan County felt a bit of a rumble on Saturday morning following an earthquake just across the county line.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Commissioner John D. Doak informed insurance companies that sell earthquake policies in Oklahoma that the earthquake insurance market is noncompetitive. The order will change the way insurers file their rates with the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID).
OKLAHOMA CITY – People in the Guthrie area can get their earthquake insurance questions answered by an expert at a free event. The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is hosting the free meeting on May 23.
House Bill 3158 has now been signed into law by the Governor. Undoubtedly one of the most important proposals of this legislative session, it seeks to do away with any ambiguity regarding the Corporation Commission’s ability to enforce wastewater injection well cutback zones.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is relieved by the results of a recent scientific analysis showing it’s unlikely that a 4.6 or less magnitude earthquake will damage transportation infrastructure in the state, including bridges. The department plans to incorporate this new information into its bridge inspection protocol starting in April.
A second earthquake in just over five hours registers over 4.0 in Logan County.
Updated at 7 a.m. – The same area was hit with a second earthquake registering over 4.0 at 5:19 a.m. Related story: Logan County rocked by second 4+ earthquake
USGS reveals maps of Oklahoma as highest chance of damage; Governor says State Regulators are taking correct action
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today said the first-ever map developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showing potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes illustrates why action taken earlier this year by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) was necessary.
It was an early morning wake up call for many Guthrie residents on Tuesday morning following a 3-plus earthquake in magnitude.
As I write this article, state officials are responding to the seismic activity from two weeks ago. It appears that this effort will seek to cut back our area’s wastewater injection activity to “pre-seismicity” levels. It has been described as the state’s most comprehensive cutback plan to date.
Imagine the following absurdity: a police officer pulls over a speeding motorist and issues him a ticket. The motorist responds, “You don’t have the authority to give me a ticket and I am not going to slow down!”
Update: The USGS has since downgraded the earthquake to a 3.6 in magnitude. A 5:39 a.m. earthquake gave several people an early wake up call on Thursday A 4.0 magnitude quake rocked the area. Its epicenter was located near the intersection of N. Anderson Rd. and E. College Ave. in eastern Logan County, according to […]