The total number of earthquakes across Oklahoma has increased 23 percent from this time last year, though most of the quakes are very small according to USGS data. Oklahoma started the year slowly for the total number of quakes, though now has seen a large jump in the number of quakes registering 1.9 magnitude or smaller, year-to-date.
So far in 2016, the state has seen 142 of the very small quakes. At this time in 2015, the state registered 16. Overall, 2016 has had a total of 825 quakes compared to 2015’s 671. But 2016 has seen more large, damaging types of quakes, including a 5.1 magnitude quake, the state’s third largest on record. READ MORE