Four earthquakes reported in oil and gas plays in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas

At least four earthquakes were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas over the weekend. All four were in active oil and gas drilling plays.

The most recent was a 3.6 magnitude quake registered around 11:30 Sunday night with an epicenter about 14 miles west of Enid, Oklahoma. The US Geological Survey indicated the depth was about  6 miles.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.391N,  98.138W
Magnitude:                        3.6
Depth:                            10 km
Universal Time (UTC):             21 Jan 2019  05:27:36
Time near the Epicenter:          20 Jan 2019  23:27:36
Local standard time in your area: 20 Jan 2019  23:27:36

Location with respect to nearby cities:
3.6 km (2.2 mi) E of Meno, Oklahoma
23.3 km (14.4 mi) W of Enid, Oklahoma
85.7 km (53.1 mi) NW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
96.7 km (60.0 mi) N of El Reno, Oklahoma
116.8 km (72.4 mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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An earlier earthquake measuring 2.9 magnitude occurred in southern Kansas also on Sunday night. It happened around 7:30 p.m. with an epicenter about 3 miles southwest of the town of Portland or 17 miles west of Arkansas City, Kansas.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Kansas
Geographic coordinates:           37.064N,  97.356W
Magnitude:                        2.9
Depth:                            10 km
Universal Time (UTC):             21 Jan 2019  01:29:16
Time near the Epicenter:          20 Jan 2019  19:29:16
Local standard time in your area: 20 Jan 2019  19:29:16

Location with respect to nearby cities:
4.2 km (2.6 mi) WSW of Portland, Kansas
28.3 km (17.5 mi) W of Arkansas City, Kansas
37.5 km (23.3 mi) WSW of Winfield, Kansas
46.4 km (28.8 mi) NNW of Ponca City, Oklahoma
177.7 km (110.2 mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Western Texas experienced a 2.4 magnitude quake Sunday morning at 9:40 with an epicenter only about .3 mile south of Worsham, Texas or 69 miles west of Odessa, Texas.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           western Texas
Geographic coordinates:           31.359N, 103.529W
Magnitude:                        2.4
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             20 Jan 2019  15:40:32
Time near the Epicenter:          20 Jan 2019  09:40:32
Local standard time in your area: 20 Jan 2019  09:40:32

Location with respect to nearby cities:
0.5 km (0.3 mi) S of Worsham, Texas
111.6 km (69.2 mi) WSW of West Odessa, Texas
122.8 km (76.1 mi) WSW of Odessa, Texas
135.1 km (83.7 mi) SSE of Carlsbad, New Mexico
390.0 km (241.8 mi) NE of Chihuahua, Mexico

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A second Texas earthquake occurred early Sunday morning at 5:30 but on the other end of the state near the Louisiana border. It measured 2.6 magnitude about 40 miles east of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Louisiana-Texas border region
Geographic coordinates:           31.554N,  93.970W
Magnitude:                        2.6
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             20 Jan 2019  11:31:59
Time near the Epicenter:          20 Jan 2019  05:31:59
Local standard time in your area: 20 Jan 2019  05:31:59

Location with respect to nearby cities:
4.7 km (2.9 mi) NE of Black Ankle, Texas
65.3 km (40.5 mi) E of Nacogdoches, Texas
76.0 km (47.1 mi) ENE of Lufkin, Texas
86.9 km (53.9 mi) WSW of Natchitoches, Louisiana
295.4 km (183.1 mi) WNW of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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