All Shook Up: Another Quake Rumbles Near Edmond
EDMOND, Oklahoma - The Earth under central Oklahoma continues to move as another earthquake rattled residents in Edmond, Sunday evening.
The quake weighed in at a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter Scale, according to a report by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The shaking started just before 5:30 p.m. about four miles north northeast of Edmond, or about 17 miles north northeast of the Oklahoma City metro area, at a depth of three miles.
The recent uptick in Earthquake activity has led to an increase in Oklahomans inquiring about adding earthquake insurance to their homeowner's policies.
"Most [people call asking] ‘What does it take to get additional coverage for earthquake type insurance?'" said Lance Singleton, the Chief Financial Officer for the Oklahoma Agency Alliance (OAA).
OAA represents 93 insurance carriers, and Singleton says getting earthquake insurance is fairly cheap and simple.
"A $100,000 home…can be endorsed maybe as low as $45, and it could be as much as $200 to $300," Singleton said.
A smaller quake struck in the same area at approximately 9 p.m. The USGS recorded that quake at a 2.2 magnitude.
No damage or injuries have been reported with either earthquake.
According to the USGS, quakes with magnitudes from 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans.