3.5 Magnitude Quake Shakes Up Woodward County


Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 1:27 pm
By: News 9


An earthquake rumbled near the town of Mooreland, Okla. in Woodward County, Wednesday morning.

The 3.5 magnitude quake struck just before 11 a.m., eight miles east, northeast of Mooreland, or about 111 miles to the northwest of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of three and a half miles.

The first quake was followed by a 2.8 magnitude aftershock approximately five minutes later.

No damage or injuries have been reported 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 likes with quakes at a 4.0 magnitude and higher.