The USGS and Oklahoma Geological Survey issued a joint statement on Friday, citing a dramatic spike in magnitude 3.0 temblors, especially since October 2013.
The agencies said “183 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Okla. from October 2013 through April 14, 2014. This compares with a long-term average from 1978 to 2008 of only two magnitude 3.0 or larger earthquakes per year. As a result of the increased number of small and moderate shocks, the likelihood of future, damaging earthquakes has increased for central and north-central Oklahoma.”
And the Guthrie wildfire was approximately 12 miles from my house.