5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central, Northern Oklahoma


Saturday, February 13th 2016, 12:23 pm
By: News 9


A big earthquake rattled residents throughout Central and Northern Oklahoma Saturday morning. Just after 11:00 a.m., several viewers called in to report the earthquake shaking their homes and businesses.

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately 11:07 a.m. Its epicenter was located 17 miles northwest of Fairview, 39 miles east of Woodward, and 44 miles west of Enid. 

It was less than a mile deep.

Multiple aftershocks were reported Saturday afternoon in the area including magnitudes of 3.9, 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.1 and 3.0.

At 11:17 a.m., a 3.9 magnitude struck in the same area. It was about two and a half miles deep. 

At 11:44 a.m., a 3.1 magnitude struck in the same area. It was almost seven miles deep.

At 12:21 p.m., a 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck. It was about eight miles deep.

At 2:18 p.m., a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded. It was more than three miles deep.

At 6:32 p.m., a 3.7 earthquake was reported. It was about three miles deep.

At 10:13 p.m., a 3.6 magnitude quake was felt. It was about three miles deep.

At this time, there are no reports of damages or injuries associated with the earthquakes.

Three other earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or higher were reported in other parts of the state.

At 11:25 a.m., a 3.1 quake struck about five miles north, northwest of Medford, 32 miles north of Enid and 97 miles north of Oklahoma City. It was more than one mile deep.

At 2:55 p.m., a 3.2 earthquake was reported about 19 miles south of Alva, 45 miles west of Enid and 97 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. It was more than four miles deep.

At 2:48 p.m., a 3.1 earthquake was reported about nine miles north, northeast of Crescent, 13 miles north, northwest of Guthrie and 40 miles north of Oklahoma City. It was about two and half miles deep.