3:53 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Tulsa World Reporter Ziva Branstetter Discusses Her Current "Quake Debate" Series of Articles

Aired on Monday, February 9th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, a discussion with Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, where she's also the lead reporter for a three-part series of articles called "Quake Debate." The first of these articles appeared yesterday in that newspaper, and the second is in today's World.

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Another 4.3 Quake Strikes in the Cushing Area

A second 4.3 earthquake is recorded in the Cushing area this week.
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A 4.3 earthquake strikes near Cushing, the second 4.3 magnitude this week in the Cushing area. Those quakes are strong enough to be felt miles away, and are of concern to emergency managers. Jeff Kuhn is Emergency Management Director for Payne County. He says with cooler weather, people are being asked to check chimneys for damage before lighting them up.

There are also a lot of pipelines in the Cushing area, and there is worry they could be damaged by one of these larger quakes. Kuhn says crews check the lines after any quakes large enough to possibly do damage.

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4:52 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

TU Hosts a Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Ethic Lecture: "Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes"

Aired on Wednesday, February 19th.
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Today, Wednesday the 19th, from noon till 1pm in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the TU campus, TU's Department of Geosciences (along with the Tulsa Geological Society Foundation) will host the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Ethic Lecture. This lecture is free to the public, and it will be delivered by geologist Donald Clarke, who's also our guest on StudioTulsa. Clarke teaches petroleum geology at the University of Southern California and serves as a consulting geologist for several California petroleum companies and cities.

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1:05 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

"Tectonics, Earthquakes, and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior"

Aired on Thursday, October 18th.

Our guest on ST is Dr. Stephen Marshak, Professor of Geology and Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As a part of Earth Week, the University of Tulsa's Geosciences Department invited Dr. Marshak for two speaking engagements that occurred here on the TU campus yesterday (the 17th) at noon and 7:30pm. The latter was an address entitled "What's Happening Deep Beneath the Midcontinent?: Tectonics, Earthquakes, and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior." Dr.

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Local & Regional
8:07 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Earthquake Near Meeker

USGS Map of Meeker Quake

MEEKER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake near Meeker in Lincoln County.

The U.S.G.S. reports the magnitude 3.0 earthquake was recorded at 10:30 p.m. Friday six miles northeast of Meeker — about 40 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says there have been no reports of damage or injury

Local & Regional
9:28 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Small Earthquake Reported near Oklahoma Town

WELLSTON, Okla. (AP) — A small earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.9-magnitude quake occurred about 7:45 a.m. Saturday 8 miles south of Wellston in Lincoln County. The sheriff's office received no reports of injury or damage with the temblor.

A 2.6-magnitude quake was reported April 10th near Wellston.

9:12 am
Sat March 31, 2012

A Saturday shaker in central Oklahoma


Three miles down, the earth rumbled just before 6 O'clock Saturday morning.

The US Geological Survey says yet another earthquake shook central Oklahoma early this morning, near Prague. The quake was pegged at 3.3. There are no reports of damage or injury.

There has been a series of earthquakes in the region, including the state's largest ever quake  last November. It registered 5.2.

Local & Regional
12:00 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

It was thunder, not an earthquake

National Weather Service office at 11th and Highway 169
KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service office in Tulsa reports receiving several phone calls from residents who mistook a strong clap of thunder for an earthquake.

Meteorologist Pete Snyder says he felt his south Tulsa home shake during the thunder Tuesday morning and that people from across the Tulsa metro area called the weather service to ask if it was an earthquake.

Local & Regional
8:55 am
Sun March 11, 2012

Small earthquake reported in central Oklahoma

USGS map

PADEN, Okla. (AP) — The United States Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake in central Oklahoma. The survey reports that the 3.1 magnitude quake was recorded at 4:11 a.m. Saturday about two miles southwest of Paden — about 55 miles east of Oklahoma City.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans.