Three Earthquakes Reported Near Medford Sunday


Sunday, December 21st 2014, 11:11 am
By: News 9


Three earthquakes have been reported near Medford, Okla., in Grant County.

The 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 9:44 a. m., a second 3.2 magnitude earthquake at 12:36 p.m., and a third 3.4 magnitude earthquake at 12:42 p.m.

The first earthquake's epicenter was located six miles north of Medford, 35 miles north northeast of Enid, and 37 miles west northwest of Ponca City, at a depth of just over three miles. 

The second and third were located  about 13 miles east of Medford. 

There have been no reports of damage or injuries associated with these earthquakes.

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.