Small Earthquake Rocks Alfalfa County


Sunday, January 18th 2015, 7:56 am
By: News 9


Early Sunday morning, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Cherokee, Okla., in Alfalfa County.

The earthquake hit at approximately 4:17 a.m.

Its epicenter was located six miles east northeast of Cherokee, 32 miles northwest of Enid, and 63 miles west of Ponca City with a depth of two and a half miles.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries associated with this earthquake.

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 4.0 and higher.