3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Blackwell


Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:26 am
By: News 9


The United States Geological Survey reported a 3.1 magnitude earthquake in Kay County late Thursday night.

At 11:55 p.m. Thursday, a quake was recorded six miles west northwest of Blackwell and 19 miles west northwest of Ponca City, at a depth of over two miles.

There are no reports of major injury or damage at this time.

According to the USGS, earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely from quakes at a 4.0 magnitude and higher.