Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

The Associated Press - October 21, 2018 10:45 am

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) – An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers).
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Geologists say damage isn’t likely in quakes of magnitude 4.0.
Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. Scientists have also linked earthquakes in Kansas, Texas, and other states to wastewater injection.
Oklahoma regulators have directed several oil and gas producers in the state to close injection wells and reduce volumes in others.

 

Latest Stories

State tax collections rise 38% from last year, led by oil & gas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel says tax collections in April rose by 38%...

Grand jury: Lack of transparency delaying Epic school probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s multicounty grand jury says that a lack of transparency by Epic...

Oklahoma court overturns another death penalty, cites McGirt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned another death sentence based...