Earthquakes are starting to become part of the norm in Oklahoma, as we have already experienced more magnitude 3 earthquakes in the first four months of this year, than we had in all of 2013.
Last year’s number of “felt” earthquakes hit a record 222 in the state. This year, in just four months, the state has recorded 254 such earthquakes, according to the state seismic data. For bigger quakes, so far this year the state has recorded 107 at 3.0 magnitudes and above. For all of last year, the state had 109 at 3.0 and above.
Yesterday, Oklahoma was rattled yet again; this time the magnitude was 4.0. The earthquake shook just after 11 a.m. Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was three miles south-southeast of Langston, eight miles east of Guthrie, 19 miles southwest of Stillwater and 31 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City.
There were a total of six earthquakes that shook Oklahoma Monday. This is the 39th earthquake Oklahoma has seen in the past seven days, and the 154th in the past month - and counting.