Thursday morning earthquake shook area near Edmond


Oklahoma’s latest earthquake that was actually felt by nearby residents occurred Thursday morning at a site several miles east of Edmond.

Measuring 3.1 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was about 5 miles from Edmond with a depth of nearly 4 miles. It was recorded around 10 a.m.

It was the same region where earthquakes were reported in mid-January of this year, the strongest which measured 4.4 magnitude.

Two quakes measured 4.4 while two others measured 3.3 magnitude and 2.7 magnitude. In all, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded 10 earthquakes over a Friday night and into Saturdasy morning.

An Oklahoma seismologist indicated at the time the quakes occurred along a fault line researchers have identified.

The region also saw earthquakes in 2015 and 2016 and scientists and regulators blamed the disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production.

At last word, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission had yet to announce any regulatory action concerning wastewater disposal wells that might have been connected to the Thursday morning seismic activity.