Overview of building damages after the November 7, 2016 Oklahoma, USA Earthquake

November 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Heritage and Historical Structures

By Sahar Derakhshan   Overview of Building Damages The magnitude 5.0 earthquake two kilometers west of Cushing, Oklahoma, on November 7, 2016 (USGS); caused moderate to severe damage to 40 to 50 buildings. “Cushing City Manager, Steve Spears, said 40 to 50 buildings were damaged. No major...


Ground motion records Mw 5.8 Pawnee, OK

September 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground Motion

By Ashley Morales The main shock of the September 3rd earthquake occurred at 12:02:44 UTC (07:02:44 -05:00 at epicenter) about 15 km to the northwest of Pawnee (36.425°N 96.929°W) at a depth of 5.56 km. The Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data (CESMD) made available on their website records from...


Oklahoma Dams Survive September 3rd Quake

September 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Structures

By Patrick Bassal: The Army Corps of Engineers inspected seven dams following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the Pawnee region on September 3, 2016. No damage has been reported. Their inspection included the large Keystone dam, which is a close distance from the earthquake’s epicenter and...


Overview of building damages after the September 3, 2016 Oklahoma, USA Earthquake

September 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Heritage and Historical Structures

By Sahar Derakhshan Overview of Building Damages The magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Pawnee, Oklahoma, on September 3, 2016; caused minor to moderate damage to some buildings. Pawnee County Emergency Management Director Mark Randell said no buildings collapsed. “We’ve got buildings cracked,”...