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April 20, 2017

Dr. Kyle Murray Honored with Environmental Stewardship Award

Dr. Kyle Murray Honored with Environmental Stewardship Award
Dr. Kyle Murray Honored with Environmental Stewardship Award

On April 20, 2017, Dr. Kyle E. Murray of the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) was presented a "Recognition for Environmental Stewardship" Award from the University of Oklahoma Environmental Concerns Committee (http://www.ou.edu/admin/ecc/) in appreciation of his efforts in responsible use and protection of the environment through conservation and sustainable practices. The mission of the Environmental Concerns Committee is to "advise the president of the university concerning environmental issues and to promote awareness of energy and other resources conservation, recycling, and personal and environmental well-being and safety."

Press Release (PDF)

March 1, 2017

OGS Statement on USGS Maps of Potential Ground-Shaking Hazards


The U.S. Geological Survey has just released updated maps identifying potential ground-shaking hazards. The report shows that all five focus areas in the Central and Eastern U.S. (CEUS) have had drops in seismicity rate. The OGS, OCC, industry and university scientists, are collaborating together to further reduce seismic activity in Oklahoma. Our full statement can be found here.

February 6, 2017

OGS Field Blog Update

From Bally to Basement: using outcrops to unlock buried rocks

Drilling for Paleomagnetism Samples on Bally Mountain, Oklahoma
Drilling for Paleomagnetism Samples on Bally Mountain, Oklahoma

Discover the experiences of OGS Geologist Stacey Evans as she investigates fluid flow and paleomagnetism to investigate the Arbuckle Group and the basement rocks in Oklahoma in the latest entry in the Oklahoma Geological Survey's Field Blog.

November 07, 2016

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Cushing, OK

Cushing Statement