4.4 magnitude earthquake recorded near Cherokee
CHEROKEE, Okla. – Some residents probably felt a little rocking Monday afternoon following an earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Cherokee around 3:17 p.m.
Less than 20 minutes later, the USGS recorded a 3.5 earthquake in the same area, less than a mile away.
Last week, residents near Cherokee were targeted by several quakes.
Following the 4.7 magnitude earthquake, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division announced that it would implement a plan to change the oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in the area.
The commission is asking for two disposal wells to stop operations in the Arbuckle area and for 23 others to reduce their disposed volumes.
In all, experts say the wells will reduce their wastewater disposal by 41 percent.