Earthquakes—they’re still out there in northern Oklahoma

Seismologists had a busy weekend with small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. The strongest measured 3.0 magnitude and occurred around 1:42 a.m. Monday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a depth of nearly 4 miles and the epicenter was only 3 miles north of the small town of Togo or about 34 miles east of Woodward.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.463N,  98.774W
Magnitude:                        3.0
Depth:                            7 km
Universal Time (UTC):             17 Dec 2018  07:42:49
Time near the Epicenter:          17 Dec 2018  01:42:49
Local standard time in your area: 17 Dec 2018  01:42:49

Location with respect to nearby cities:
4.9 km (3.0 mi) N of Togo, Oklahoma
55.4 km (34.3 mi) E of Woodward, Oklahoma
80.6 km (50.0 mi) W of Enid, Oklahoma
104.1 km (64.5 mi) N of Weatherford, Oklahoma
158.3 km (98.1 mi) NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Three other smaller quakes happened on Thursday and Saturday. The first Saturday event measured 2.9 magnitude east of Enid and happened around 3:30 in the afternoon. It was near the town of Hayward or 20 miles east of Enid.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.299N,  97.531W
Magnitude:                        2.9
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             15 Dec 2018  21:31:04
Time near the Epicenter:          15 Dec 2018  15:31:04
Local standard time in your area: 15 Dec 2018  15:31:04

Location with respect to nearby cities:
2.9 km (1.8 mi) NW of Hayward, Oklahoma
33.0 km (20.5 mi) ESE of Enid, Oklahoma
47.1 km (29.2 mi) WNW of Stillwater, Oklahoma
47.6 km (29.5 mi) NNW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
92.3 km (57.2 mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

About 25 minutes later, a second quake in the area happened and measured 2.6 magnitude.
Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.281N,  97.517W
Magnitude:                        2.6
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             15 Dec 2018  21:55:51
Time near the Epicenter:          15 Dec 2018  15:55:51
Local standard time in your area: 15 Dec 2018  15:55:51

Location with respect to nearby cities:
0.5 km (0.3 mi) NW of Hayward, Oklahoma
34.8 km (21.6 mi) ESE of Enid, Oklahoma
45.1 km (28.0 mi) WNW of Stillwater, Oklahoma
45.3 km (28.1 mi) N of Guthrie, Oklahoma
90.2 km (55.9 mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The quakes followed a late Thursday night shaker near Togo or east of Woodward.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.453N,  98.770W
Magnitude:                        2.5
Depth:                            9 km
Universal Time (UTC):             14 Dec 2018  05:22:08
Time near the Epicenter:          13 Dec 2018  23:22:08
Local standard time in your area: 13 Dec 2018  23:22:08

Location with respect to nearby cities:
3.7 km (2.3 mi) N of Togo, Oklahoma
55.7 km (34.5 mi) E of Woodward, Oklahoma
80.2 km (49.7 mi) W of Enid, Oklahoma
102.9 km (63.8 mi) N of Weatherford, Oklahoma
157.2 km (97.5 mi) NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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