NW Oklahoma site of latest earthquake

Keeping track of the latest small earthquakes, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.5 magnitude event early Thursday morning in northern Oklahoma.

It occurred at 1:37 a.m. southwest of Enid near the small town of Ames. The recorders confirmed the quake was about 2 miles southeast of Ames and at a depth of approximately 3 miles.

The quake is in the region initially targeted by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission beginning in January of 2016.  At that time, 27 wastewater disposal wells located around Fairview were part of a plan to change operations and lower their volumes. The area, as announced measured 36 miles by 20 miles and the Commission wanted to see an 18 percent reduction in the amount of wastewater pumped back into the earth.

The USGS also recorded a stronger earthquake late Wednesday night in New Mexico. It measured 3.4 magnitude with an epicenter nearly 10 miles from the town of Bingham which is about 70 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.241N,  98.153W
Magnitude:                        2.5
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):              1 Nov 2018  06:37:14
Time near the Epicenter:           1 Nov 2018  01:37:14
Local standard time in your area:  1 Nov 2018  00:37:14

Location with respect to nearby cities:
2.9 km (1.8 mi) ESE of Ames, Oklahoma
30.1 km (18.7 mi) SW of Enid, Oklahoma
76.9 km (47.7 mi) WNW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
80.6 km (50.0 mi) NNW of El Reno, Oklahoma
103.3 km (64.0 mi) NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           New Mexico
Geographic coordinates:           34.028N, 106.333W
Magnitude:                        3.4
Depth:                            7 km
Universal Time (UTC):              1 Nov 2018  04:30:19
Time near the Epicenter:          31 Oct 2018  22:30:19
Local standard time in your area: 31 Oct 2018  22:30:19

Location with respect to nearby cities:
15.8 km (9.8 mi) NNE of Bingham, New Mexico
93.8 km (58.2 mi) SSE of Los Lunas, New Mexico
113.4 km (70.3 mi) SSE of South Valley, New Mexico
120.8 km (74.9 mi) SSE of Albuquerque, New Mexico
187.6 km (116.3 mi) S of Santa Fe, New Mexico