Light quakes shake areas near Edmond and Stillwater

 

Light earthquake activity was reported over the weekend between Edmond and Stillwater in Oklahoma. The largest of the two quakes registered 3.0 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first quake measured 2.1 magnitude and occurred Saturday morning shortly before 9 o’clock. Its epicenter was about 4 miles from Anderson or 23 miles southeast of Stillwater.

The USGS reported the quake had a depth of about 3 miles.

The second quake was stronger and measured 3.0 magnitude. It was recorded Saturday night at about 10 minutes before midnight.

The quake’s epicenter was 7.5 miles northwest of Edmond at a depth of about 3 miles.

Both quakes happened in areas where there is oilfield activity including numerous wastewater disposal wells monitored by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

 

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           35.795N,  96.927W
Magnitude:                        2.1
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             16 Mar 2019  13:54:06
Time near the Epicenter:          16 Mar 2019  08:54:06
Local standard time in your area: 16 Mar 2019  07:54:06

Location with respect to nearby cities:
6.7 km (4.2 mi) ESE of Anderson, Oklahoma
37.5 km (23.3 mi) SSE of Stillwater, Oklahoma
45.2 km (28.0 mi) NE of Choctaw, Oklahoma
46.0 km (28.5 mi) ESE of Guthrie, Oklahoma
64.5 km (40.0 mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           35.737N,  97.562W
Magnitude:                        3.0
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             17 Mar 2019  04:49:13
Time near the Epicenter:          16 Mar 2019  23:49:13
Local standard time in your area: 16 Mar 2019  22:49:13

Location with respect to nearby cities:
6.9 km (4.3 mi) S of Navina, Oklahoma
12.0 km (7.5 mi) NW of Edmond, Oklahoma
20.1 km (12.4 mi) SW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
24.3 km (15.1 mi) NNE of Warr Acres, Oklahoma
30.1 km (18.7 mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

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