EARTHQUAKES IN OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management prepares for, responds to, recovers from and mitigates against disasters and emergencies. The department maintains the State Emergency Operations Center which serves as a command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities. OEM delivers service to Oklahoma cities, towns and counties through the network of more than 400 local emergency managers.

OEM also maintains, regularly updates and exercises the State Emergency Operations Plan. The department provides funding and assistance to more than 400 local emergency management departments throughout the state.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has developed contingency plans for earthquake events and has briefed the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity on the details of these plans.  General information about OEM’s recommendations for earthquake safety and preparedness can be found on their home page. Earthquakes are included in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan (Section 3.2).

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Earthquake Safety Tips