Since we are not in Southern California you won’t hear about this event on world news tonight.
Source: Earthquakes | tulsaworld.com
Source: Latest Earthquakes
The first link has a filter to see Oklahoma quakes only.
The second link is the USGS site of all earthquakes worldwide greater than 2.5.
It’s hard to sleep after a 4.2 rumbles through the house.
The following link is for the science geeks.
In a new 24-hour period, the United States Geological Survey most recently reported a 3.7-magnitude earthquake about 20 miles south of Alva at 8:01 a.m. Friday, about a mile and a half north of a 4.1-magnitude earthquake that occurred 25 minutes earlier. Those were preceded by a 2.7 quake 16 miles southwest of Medford at 3:54 a.m.
The article above was from January 8. They were right.
My personal definition of a good day has changed.
A good day is a day without earthquakes.
Sorry if my recent posts have been unrelated to mortality underwriting. But when the house is a rockin’ don’t bother knockin’ just come on in. The statistics from OGS in the Tulsa World article is reproduced below.
The trend line looks bad. Real bad.
I’m feeling this things several times a day.
The following are yearly totals of earthquakes registering magnitude 3.0 or greater as documented by the Oklahoma Geological Survey since 2005.
*Total number could fluctuate as data are analyzed.
Source: Tulsa World
Oklahoma had 881 earthquakes greater than 3.0-magnitude in 2015, according to the OGS. That was up 50 percent from the 585 recorded in that category in 2014.
I decided to post a link on my earthquake problem to let my family and friends know that I wasn’t joking about earthquakes in OK.
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.
Just one in my town today! YEAH!
The aftershocks aren’t any fun.