Small Earthquakes Rumble In Garfield County


Monday, March 2nd 2015, 2:30 pm
By: News 9


Two small earthquakes were recorded near the town of Waukomis, Okla., in Garfield County, Monday afternoon.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck 13 east southeast of Waukomis, or about 52 miles north of the Oklahoma City metro area, just after 1 p.m. at a depth of three miles.

Then at 2:06 p.m., a 3.1 magnitude quake shook 15 miles east, southeast of Waukomis and 17 miles southeast of Enid, the USGS said.

The earthquake was nearly four miles deep.

No damage or injuries have been reported with these earthquakes.

The USGS says that earthquakes between at magnitudes of 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely with earthquakes at magnitudes of 4.0 and higher.