Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Earthquake with 4.0R magnitude hits central Oklahoma

Another earthquake has rattled central Oklahoma, but there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0. It struck shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday and had in epicenter in Luther, about 23 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
The USGS says the earthquake was widely felt in central Oklahoma and as far north as Wichita.
Only a few minutes earlier, a 2.7 earthquake was recorded about four miles northeast of Rose Hill at 5:49 a.m. Government reports indicate it was only felt in that immediate area.
The number of magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes has skyrocketed in Oklahoma, from a few dozen in 2012 to more than 900 last year. Scientists have linked the increase to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production and state regulators have asked producers to reduce wastewater disposal volumes.

mb 4.0
Date time2016-08-10 11:04:49.8 UTC
Location35.68 N ; 97.19 W
Depth5 km
Distances323 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 06:04:49.8 2016-08-10
38 km NE of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 06:04:49.8 2016-08-10
28 km W of Chandler, United States / pop: 3,100 / local time: 06:04:49.8 2016-08-10
2 km N of Luther, United States / pop: 1,221 / local time: 06:04:49.8 2016-08-10
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