4.0 Magnitude Quake Recorded Near Medford


Thursday, January 14th 2016, 6:32 pm
By: News 9


A 4.0 magnitude earthquake jolted residents near Medford, in Grant County, Thursday evening.

The quake was recorded at approximately 5:15 p.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles north northwest of Medford, or about 101 miles north of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of just under two miles.

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Around 8:06 p.m., a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded near the same area.

There have been no reports of damages or injuries associated with either quake.

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 higher.