Entries in Oklahoma Earthquake (3)


Second Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Getty Images(SPARKS, Okla.) -- A second earthquake shook Oklahoma on Saturday night, nearly a day after a 4.7 magnitude quake struck the state.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Saturday earthquake occurred at 10:53 p.m. with its epicenter close to Sparks, a small town 44 miles from Oklahoma City. Shakes were reportedly felt in several states including Illinois, Texas and Arkansas.

The 5.6 magnitude quake, which is the largest to ever hit the state, shook buildings but evidence of major structural damage may not be known until officials complete assessing affected areas. Inital damage reports include the buckling of at least two sections of a highway.

The quake, with a shallow depth of 3.1 miles, produced several afteshocks on Sunday.

No injuries were reported from both earthquakes and aftershocks.

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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma on Saturday morning.

The earthquake occurred at 2:12 a.m. CST and its epicenter was six miles north of Prague in Lincoln County.  The quake shook buildings for about 30 seconds with no injuries or major damage reported. The quake was felt as far as Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

An aftershock of 3.4 at 2:27 a.m. and two aftershocks of magnitude 2.7 were recorded shortly before 3 a.m.

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Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A magniture 4.5 earthquake shook parts of Oklahoma Wednesday morning.  The epicenter was six miles east of Norman and the quake was felt more than a hundred miles away, in Tulsa. 

Emergency responders asked people not to call 911 unless they are injured or have serious damage to report.  There are minimal damage reports and no reports of injuries, but people in surrounding communities reported in to ABC Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO-TV that the quake was pretty strong.  One person in Tecumseh said it felt like the entire house was on top of a washing machine on the spin cycle.

Earthquakes are considered fairly common in central Oklahoma.

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