The latest Oklahoma earthquake was felt across parts of the Flint Hills.
The magnitude 4.5 quake happened around 10:30 pm Tuesday about 9 miles east-southeast of Pawnee, Okla., or nearly 200 miles southwest of Emporia. Weak shaking was reported in Emporia, Burlington, Council Grove, Eureka, Fall River and Madison, according to the US Geological Survey. So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
Over the past several years, a number of Oklahoma earthquakes have been felt across our area, including the two strongest in Oklahoma history — a magnitude 5.8 quake Sept. 3 near Pawnee and a 5.6 quake that struck near Prague on Nov. 5, 2011. Both caused light to moderate shaking in the area. The last quake felt in the area was a magnitude 4.3 quake centered around Medford, Okla.
The Flint Hills, estimated to be three thousand feet thick, is surrounded by oil fields. They allso have their fair share of wells.
I don’t live in the middle of the hills, but am in far enough to pay attention to things that affect them.
Many of the ranches in the area depend on drainage ponds to water the cattle, the water table is pretty far down. Pawnee is/was an oil town and has experienced quite a bit of fracking in the past few years.
I don’t know. Really don’t. But if bleeding out is what happens when we take oil from the rock, then we are bleeding out the land.
That doesn’t mean I’m a Greenie or anything, only that I do wonder.
From the reaches,