Previous strong earthquakes in Oklahoma have led to lawsuits against oil and gas companies. The state’s latest was a 4.2 magnitude quake Friday morning, strong enough to have been felt in Wichita, Kansas and parts of western Arkansas.
The quake hit before 9 a.m. near Stroud in Lincoln County and was followed by a slightly weaker quake nearly 20 minutes later. It measured 3.8 magnitude in the same area, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The strongest recorded quake happened close by in Pawnee last fall and measured 5.8 magnitude. It resulted in some lawsuits filed against some oil and gas operators who were accused of causing the quake through their wastewater injection wells. Pawnee is approximately 48 miles almost due north of Stroud.