Five Earthquakes In Oklahoma, Including 4.3 Magnitude


Sunday, December 14th 2014, 12:52 pm
By: News 9


The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five earthquakes in Oklahoma, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3.

No injuries or damage are reported as a result of the Sunday morning temblors.

The 4.3 magnitude quake was recorded at 3:14 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Cherokee,about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

Other quakes include a magnitude 2.8 and a magnitude 3.1 that were both recorded shortly after 4 a.m. about one mile southeast of Pawnee. The third and fourth quake include a magnitude 3.4 and a magnitude 3.0 about 13 miles west of Perry recorded at 9:48 a.m. and shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The last two quakes are about 58 miles north of Oklahoma City. 

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.