Most People Don’t Know Oklahoma Actually Has More Earthquakes Than California And Here’s Why

Before moving to Oklahoma, I lived in California and grew up with a vast amount of earthquakes. I can remember back thinking how good it was going to feel living outside of the “earthquake capital of the world.” Little did I know, I was moving to a state that would become the most seismically active place on earth. Oklahomans have become fully aware in recent years of the powerful quakes and find their frequency alarming.

Here’s a short explanation and video why Oklahoma has more earthquakes than California or anywhere in the world.

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Watch the short video below to learn more about Oklahoma’s earthquakes:

Not only is Oklahoma now known for its earthquakes, it’s most famous for its tornadoes. The Sooner State holds the record for the largest tornado on record. You can see the footage of it here.