Welcome to earthquakes.ok.gov
Throughout this website, you will find research, regulations, updates and news items related to Oklahoma’s recent earthquakes. We hope you find this website to be a meaningful resource for information related to the current situation and our state government’s collective response.
In order to proactively assess available resources and synchronize state agency activity, Governor Fallin directed our office to lead the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity. This group has brought together universities, regulators, legislators, seismologists and industry associations to cooperatively evaluate the facts on the ground.
Oklahoma state agencies are not waiting to take action. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has been implementing evolving directives for wastewater disposal operators, known as the “traffic light” system, based on the general view that injection of disposal of wastewater into the basement rock presents a potential risk for triggering seismicity.
We invite you to explore earthquakes.ok.gov to learn more about the science informing Oklahoma’s efforts and the ways we are responding in the interest of all Oklahomans. We hope you take full advantage of the resources on this website and encourage you to contact us with reactions, questions or concerns through the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.