13 Quakes in One Week Across Texas & Oklahoma

Here is a look at recent earthquake activity in the region over the past seven days.

Overall the activity has seen an up tick over the past week with 13 temblors through Oklahoma and Texas.  But none of the quakes have had a magnitude over 3.9.  Most quakes have been in the 2.5-3.5 magnitude range. 

The geographic area of the earthquakes have been centered around the metropolitan Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area.  However a few quakes have happened around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and just off the Caprock near Snyder.

Many Texomans have sent questions via email and Facebook asking if we have any faults in Oklahoma or Texas and the answer is yes.

We have two faults in the state of Oklahoma.  The first is the Meers Fault.  This fault is an actual surface break in the crust of the earth that can be seen from space.  It stretches just northeast of Lawton to north of the Wichita Mountains area.  The fault goes very near the namesake, Meers, OK.  The second fault is the Wilzetta Fault.  This fault stretches some 55 miles from Pottawatomie County to Creek County.  This is the fault that is believed to have triggered the strongest temblor in Oklahoma history back in 2011.  That earthquake was a 5.6 magnitude centered near Prague (pray-Gh), OK.  During that quake there were injuries and damage.  It was felt across the Great Plains, Midwest including Wichita Falls, Lawton and Texoma.

For more information on the Wilzetta Fault you can read an article mentioning it by clicking this sentence.

And, for more information on the earthquakes from this past week click this sentence.

Always keep an eye on www.texomashomepage.com and the Earthquake page at www.texomashomepage.com/earthquake

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp

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