Oklahoma quake series hits on known fault; temblors less frequent this year

04 August, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • The U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of Wednesday's earthquake in central Oklahoma

The strongest was Wednesday's 4.2 near Edmond, which struck at 10:56 pm CDT.

Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. A 3.5 magnitude natural disaster was reported shortly after midnight, followed by a quake registering at 3.0 around 2:45 a.m., then a 3.3 magnitude and a 2.6 magnitude Wednesday evening.

That quake knocked out power to thousands in Edmond.

The Edmond Fire Department even captured wonderful video from the moment the quake struck.

Four other earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or higher were reported in the area.

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The Latest on the recent cluster of earthquakes in central Oklahoma.

More than an hour after the quake, nearly all customers had their power restored. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says its Induced Seismicity Department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating several earthquakes in the central part of the state. The first was a 3.0-magnitude about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. They ranged in magnitude from 2.6 and 3.5 to the larger one at 4.4.

The OCC added that a field inspector from its Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) has checked Arbuckle wells within a 10-mile radius of the quake activity, and that recent data on the disposal wells' operations were being reviewed by the commission.

The investigation is focused on oil and gas wastewater disposal wells that inject into the Arbuckle formation, the state's deepest formation. The OCC said Edmond is located within the AOI.

Skinner also notes there's a fault line in the area. These actions have included well closures.

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