List of earthquakes in Oklahoma

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Seismic hazard and seismicity map for Oklahoma and vicinity in 2017 – incorporates hazard from induced seismicity
Oklahoma portion of 2014 National Seismic Hazard Map – does not incorporate hazard from induced seismicity

The following is a list of historical earthquakes with epicenters located within the boundaries of Oklahoma. Only earthquakes of greater than or equal to magnitude 4.5 are included. Information pertaining to time, magnitude, epicenter, and depth is retrieved from the United States Geological Survey or, when USGS information is unavailable, the Oklahoma Geological Survey where applicable. All times are given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) rather than local time (CT).

Earthquakes[edit]

Date (UTC) Time
(UTC)
Area Magnitude Epicenter Depth
(km)
Article link Source
~1,100 years ago Unknown Meers Fault ~7 M Unknown Unknown N/A [1]
October 22, 1882 Unknown Fort Gibson, Muskogee County Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A [2]
April 9, 1952 16:29:28 El Reno, Canadian County 5.5 Ms, mb 35°24′N 97°48′W / 35.4°N 97.8°W / 35.4; -97.8 10 N/A [3][4][5]
February 15, 1974 13:33:49 Huntoon, Ochiltree County, TX 4.5 mb 36°30′00″N 100°41′35″W / 36.500°N 100.693°W / 36.500; -100.693 24.0 N/A [6]
September 6, 1997 23:38:00 Lula, Pontotoc County 4.5 mbLg 34°39′36″N 96°26′06″W / 34.660°N 96.435°W / 34.660; -96.435 5.0 N/A [7]
November 5, 2011 07:12:45 Sparks, Lincoln County 4.8 Mwr 35°33′00″N 96°45′50″W / 35.550°N 96.764°W / 35.550; -96.764 3.1 N/A [8]
November 6, 2011 03:53:10 Prague, Lincoln County 5.7 Mww 35°31′55″N 96°45′54″W / 35.532°N 96.765°W / 35.532; -96.765 5.2 2011 Oklahoma earthquake [9]
November 8, 2011 02:46:57 Sparks, Lincoln County 4.8 Mwr 35°31′52″N 96°47′17″W / 35.531°N 96.788°W / 35.531; -96.788 5.0 N/A [10]
December 7, 2013 18:10:24 Edmond, Oklahoma County 4.5 Mwr 35°36′25″N 97°23′10″W / 35.607°N 97.386°W / 35.607; -97.386 8.4 N/A [11]
July 27, 2015 18:12:15 Crescent, Logan County 4.5 Mwr 35°59′20″N 97°34′19″W / 35.989°N 97.572°W / 35.989; -97.572 5.0 N/A [12]
November 19, 2015 07:42:12 Cherokee, Alfalfa County 4.7 Mwr 36°39′36″N 98°27′32″W / 36.660°N 98.459°W / 36.660; -98.459 5.9 N/A [13]
November 30, 2015 09:49:12 Cherokee, Alfalfa County 4.7 Mwr 36°45′04″N 98°03′22″W / 36.751°N 98.056°W / 36.751; -98.056 5.6 N/A [14]
January 7, 2016 04:27:57 Fairview, Major County 4.7 Mww 36°29′46″N 98°43′30″W / 36.496°N 98.725°W / 36.496; -98.725 4.1 N/A [15]
February 13, 2016 17:07:06 Fairview, Major County 5.1 Mww 36°29′24″N 98°42′32″W / 36.490°N 98.709°W / 36.490; -98.709 8.3 N/A [16]
September 3, 2016 12:02:44 Pawnee, Pawnee County 5.8 Mww 36°25′30″N 96°55′44″W / 36.425°N 96.929°W / 36.425; -96.929 5.6 2016 Oklahoma earthquake [17]
November 2, 2016 04:26:54 Pawnee, Pawnee County 4.5 Mwr 36°18′29″N 96°38′49″W / 36.308°N 96.647°W / 36.308; -96.647 2.6 N/A [18]
November 7, 2016 01:44:24 Cushing, Payne County 5.0 Mww 35°59′02″N 96°47′53″W / 35.984°N 96.798°W / 35.984; -96.798 5.0 N/A [19]
April 7, 2018 12:16:01 Perry, Noble County 4.6 Mwr 36°17′28″N 97°31′23″W / 36.291°N 97.523°W / 36.291; -97.523 5.0 N/A [20]
April 9, 2018 10:22:20 Perry, Noble County 4.5 Mwr 36°13′01″N 97°34′55″W / 36.217°N 97.582°W / 36.217; -97.582 3.9 N/A [21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walsh, F. Rall III; Zoback, Mark D. (June 18, 2015). "Oklahoma's recent earthquakes and saltwater disposal". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1 (5): e1500195. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500195. PMC 4640601. PMID 26601200. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Luza, Kenneth V. (2016). "Earthquakes". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "OGS 4.0+ Magnitude Earthquake Catalog". Oklahoma Geological Survey. September 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Lawson, James E., Jr.; Luza, Kenneth V.; Brown, Raymon L.; Moss, Dan (April 1992). "Oklahoma Earthquakes, 1991". In Cooper, Christie. Oklahoma Geology (PDF) (Report). 52. Oklahoma Geological Survey. pp. 48–59. ISSN 0030-1736. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Stover, Carl W.; Coffman, Jerry L. (1993). Seismicity of the United States, 1568–1989 (Revised). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 334.
  6. ^ "M 4.5 - Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. February 15, 1974. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "M 4.5 - Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. September 6, 1997. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "M 4.8 - Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 5, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "M 5.7 - Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 5, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "M 4.8 - Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 7, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "M 4.5 - 9km ESE of Edmond, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. December 7, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "M 4.5 - 4km NNE of Crescent, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. July 27, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "M 4.7 - 13km SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 19, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "M 4.7 - 26km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 30, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "M 4.7 - 33km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. January 6, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "M 5.1 - 31km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. February 13, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "M5.8 - 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. September 3, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "M4.5 - 14km ESE of Pawnee, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "M5.0 - 2km W of Cushing, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  20. ^ "M 4.6 - 21km W of Perry, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. April 7, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "M 4.5 - 27km WSW of Perry, Oklahoma". United States Geological Survey. April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.

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