Multiple Earthquakes Shake Up Central, Northern Oklahoma


Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:57 pm
By: News 9


Four earthquakes rumbled in central and northern Oklahoma on Thursday.

The first earthquake struck around noon, three miles south southwest of the town of Langston. It weighed in at a 3.3 on the Richter scale at a depth of two and a half miles.

The second earthquake rumbled around Perry, Okla. at 3:30 p.m. This earthquake was a magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale and shook at a depth of two and a half miles.

A third quake struck 11 miles to the northeast of Helena, Okla. just before 4 p.m. It was a magnitude 2.9 according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and was recorded at a depth of four miles.

The fourth and largest earthquake was also recorded three miles south Langston, this one right before 8:30 p.m. The last earthquake weighed in at a 3.5 on the Richter scale and shook at a depth of three miles.

There have been no reports of any damage or injuries associated with any of Thursday's earthquakes.

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.