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MAPS: Number of 3.0, higher earthquakes in January down from a year ago

Fewer 3.0 and higher magnitude earthquakes rattled Oklahoma in January than the previous time period last year. 

Within the last 30 days, only 18 quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher were recorded. In January 2016, 102 earthquakes with a 3.0 or higher magnitude were recorded from Jan. 1-30.

Here's a heat map of where the quakes occurred this year from Jan. 1-30:

And here's a look at the locations of the 18 quakes with a 3.0 or higher magnitude, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey:

We publish a recap map at the end of every month, looking back on the last 30 days of earthquakes. You can also find more information and report a quake at

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›