Oklahoma is the new earthquake capitol of the Lower 48!

Posted June 26, 2014 by Heather McGregor

Oklahoma more than doubles California in earthquakes

Oklahoma can now be considered the earthquake capitol of the Lower 48.

            UPDATED 8:50 AM CDT Jun 26, 2014                  REPOST FROM KOCO.COM
                       
 OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahoma can now be considered the earthquake capitol of the Lower 48.

California has always been considered the place for quakes, but not this year.  As of today California has recorded 88 magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes, but Oklahoma has nearly doubled that number at 174.

Oklahoma has felt five 3.0 or greater quakes just Thursday {June 26, 2014} morning.

Alaska remains the state to recorded the greatest number of earthquakes.  As of today the state has seen 477 3.0 or greater quakes.

California and Alaska’s quakes are spread out over a large part of the state, but unlike California and Alaska, Oklahoma’s quakes have been concentrated in the sames parts of the state.  Nearly all of Oklahoma’s earthquakes have been centered in the central and northern part of the state.

Smaller earthquakes have occurred, but a magnitude 3.0 is generally considered an earthquake that can easily be felt.