Small quake shakes Grady County in Oklahoma

Typically most earthquakes in  Oklahoma have occurred in the northern reaches of the state or central, but the Friday night quake was recorded due west of Oklahoma City.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded it was a 2.4 magnitude quake with an epicenter about 5 miles west of Minco or 14 miles southwest of El Reno.

The depth was about 3 miles.  Minco is located in Grady County where there has been extensive and growing drilling activity in the SCOOP shale play.


Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           35.334N,  98.029W
Magnitude:                        2.4
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             16 Mar 2019  00:28:01
Time near the Epicenter:          15 Mar 2019  19:28:01
Local standard time in your area: 15 Mar 2019  18:28:01

Location with respect to nearby cities:
8.1 km (5.0 mi) WNW of Minco, Oklahoma
23.0 km (14.3 mi) SSW of El Reno, Oklahoma
28.3 km (17.5 mi) WSW of Mustang, Oklahoma
30.9 km (19.2 mi) SW of Yukon, Oklahoma
48.9 km (30.3 mi) WSW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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