Three Earthquakes Reported Near Choctaw


Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 1:35 am
By: News 9


The United States Geological Survey reported three earthquakes in Oklahoma County Monday night and Tuesday morning.

At 10:58 p.m. Monday, a quake with a magnitude of 3.0 was recorded one mile south of Choctaw, Okla., and six miles northeast of Midwest City, at a depth of over four miles.

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

At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded three miles northeast of Choctaw and 11 miles east, northeast of Midwest City. It was about five miles deep.

At 8:59 a.m. Tuesday, another 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Choctaw.

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.