Another Strong Oklahoma Earthquake While Others Hit Southern Kansas

Northern Oklahoma experienced another strong earthquake early Friday morning while others occurred in recent days throughout southern Kansas.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.6 magnitude quake shortly after midnight on Friday near Fairview.  It happened at 12:16 a.m. and had a depth of about 3 miles.

But throughout the past several days, quakes were recorded in Kansas. The strongest was a 3.8 magnitude event in Kiowa, Kansas just across the state line with Oklahoma. It happened on Tuesday. The same day, a 2.1 magnitude quake was recorded in Caldwell, again just north of the state line.

On Thursday, a 3.4 magnitude quake rattled South Hutchinson located about 40 miles northwest of Wichita.

The tremblors come after the 4.2 magnitude quake hit Enid earlier in the week and left some homes with damage.

Oklahoma regulators are still monitoring and reviewing their plans that focus on wastewater injection wells in the northern part of the state.

In Kansas, efforts have been made in the legislature to cap the number of such wells. But the Kansas Corporation Commission has told legislators a statewide cap is not necessary and the only injection wells linked to earthquakes are in Harper and Sumner Counties, just across the state line with Oklahoma.