Three Quakes Rattle Garfield County


Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 6:21 pm
By: News 9


Three earthquakes rattled residents in Garfield County, Tuesday afternoon.

A 3.5 magnitude quake first struck at 4:46 p.m. 16 miles west southwest of Perry, Okla. at a depth of three miles. 

Less than 10 second later a second earthquake, a 3.9 magnitude, was recorded about 15 and a half miles west southwest of Perry, Okla. at a depth of a mile.

Then nearly 10 minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude quake struck 16 miles west southwest of the town of Perry, Okla. at a depth of about two and a half miles.

No damage or injuries have been reported with the quakes.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely with quakes at magnitudes of 4.0 and greater.