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A pair of earthquakes were centered near Meno about 20 minutes apart Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey website.
At least one home in Breckinridge had major brick separation from doors and windows following the first quake, Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said.
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ENID, Okla. — T-6 training aircraft will resume flight operations at Vance Air Force Base and two other bases Wednesday, after a month of investigation into hypoxia-like incidents in the aircraft, according to an Air Force press release.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The risk of damaging temblors in central Oklahoma now rivals that of natural earthquakes in high-hazard parts of California, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey forecast.
In case of future seismicity, OGS Director Jeremy Boak advised members of the public to protect themselves from falling objects by dropping to the ground, covering head and neck and holding onto any sturdy cover.
ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma’s unemployment rate increased to 5.2 percent in September, shifting the state .2 percent above the national average of 5 percent for the month, according to a report released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
ENID, Okla. — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled Oklahoma Sunday night and was felt in neighboring states of Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
Plaintiffs filed five lawsuits against Oklahoma oil and gas company New Dominion LLC. New Dominion wants its pollution policy with Lloyd’s of London insurance company to pay for it.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said the department has received many inquiries about whether or not to insure homes and businesses.
“I’ve worked a long time — and I started in GIS (geographical information systems) around 1996 — and this is the culmination of everything I’ve ever wanted.” — Charles Lord, senior hydrologist
"We have a license to operate and produce oil and gas. We don't have a license to produce earthquakes." — Kim Hatfield, OIPA induced-seismicity workgroup chairman
With the increase in quakes comes a lot of misinformation, and the U.S. Geological Survey is working to help the public separate fact from fiction.
The quake, at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday, was centered 19 miles northwest of Fairview and 48 miles west of Enid, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. Geological Survey records show the state has had 19 magnitude 4.0 or greater quakes this year. At this point last year, there had been 17 magnitude 4.0 or greater temblors.
“You can follow the development of the Mississippi Lime formation by tracking the earthquakes." — Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner, adding but that's not what is causing the shakeup.
Behind closed doors, the council has expedited conversations between seismic stakeholders in efforts to reduce Oklahoma’s earthquakes.
Insurers are boosting the cost of earthquake coverage anywhere from 4 to 300 percent depending on the policy, as they brace for a catastrophic quake, state officials said during a meeting Tuesday.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. filed an annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, stating it has hired officials to evaluate strategic alternatives, which may include bankruptcy.
The maps and report show north-central Oklahoma to be in areas of the highest chances of experiencing a damaging earthquake this year, either natural or induced.
Communities should be learning about updating building codes, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said. He equated it to building back homes in a flood zone.
ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil and Gas Conservation Division continues its response to earthquakes with an announcement Monday that the division is further reducing oil and gas wastewater injections by Arbuckle disposal wells.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division has announced implementation of the largest volume reduction plan yet for oil and gas disposal wells in western Oklahoma.
One of the largest earthquakes recorded in Northwest Oklahoma history struck Saturday morning.
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SandRidge Energy and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil and Gas Conservation Division reached an agreement Thursday regarding wells in the Medford, Cherokee and Byron areas.
"A lot of people say we just need the earth to stop shaking, and I understand that, but the fact of the matter is that without the ability to dispose of wastewater, we cannot produce oil and gas in the state of Oklahoma, and this is our lifeblood." — Kim Hatfield
"Unfortunately, I think we've chosen the industry over our constituents, and we've gotten things out of balance." — Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater
Power outages may have contributed to recent earthquakes in the Fairview area, according to Oklahoma Corporation Commission officials.
This Week's Circulars
MEDFORD - Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Czech Cemetery, Caldwell, Kan. Memorials to Hospice Circle of Love. Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, KS 67022. www.schaeffermortuary.info
ENID - Celebration of Life for Mary Spence, 82, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, Enid First Assembly of God Church, burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is Monday 6-7 p.m. at Anderson-Burris. www.andersonburris.com
ENID - Mass of Christian Burial for Vincent Kokojan, 90, will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Enid. Arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. www.andersonburris.com.
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