ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Several Oklahoma earthquakes today 2014 have been striking across the state. The Oklahoma earthquakes today April 3, 2014 posted differing epicenters and magnitudes. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 2.9 magnitude Oklahoma earthquake today struck just after 2:58 pm local time. That quake was eleven miles northeast of Helena. Reps tell news that the quake was shallow. It started only five miles below ground level. The quake was twenty-two miles northwest of Enid. It was fifty-seven miles west of Ponca City and sixty-six miles from Arkansas City, Kansas as well.
Additionally, a 3.1 magnitude Oklahoma earthquakes today struck just after 3:33 pm local time today. That quake was fifteen miles north of Perry. The quake was shallow. It started only three miles below ground level. Reps tell news that the quake was eighteen miles south of Ponca City. It was twenty-two miles north of Stillwater and forty-two miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas as well.
USGS further details to news that “Most earthquakes in North America east of the Rockies occur as faulting within bedrock, usually miles deep.” They add “Few earthquakes east of the Rockies, however, have been definitely linked to mapped geologic faults, in contrast to the situation at plate boundaries such as California’s San Andreas fault system, where scientists can commonly use geologic evidence to identify a fault that has produced a large earthquake and that is likely to produce large future earthquakes.”