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.
Source: 32 Oklahoma quakes in 24-hour period could foretell stronger temblor, experts say – Tulsa World: Latest Earthquake Information From The U.S. Geological Survey
The article above was from January 8. They were right.
Source: Oklahoma rattled by state’s third-largest earthquake; 5.1 recorded near Fairview – Tulsa World: Latest Earthquake Information From The U.S. Geological Survey
My personal definition of a good day has changed.
A good day is a day without earthquakes.
Source: Recent Edmond-area quakes draw targeted well shut downs, volume cut backs – Tulsa World: Latest Earthquake Information From The U.S. Geological Survey
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
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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.
USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of ‘Damaging Quake’ : The Two-Way : NPR.
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.