Dozen Oklahoma Earthquakes And Counting, 4.4 Largest Magnitude


Saturday, March 29th 2014, 11:28 pm
By: News 9


Twelve earthquakes have shaken Oklahoma residents Sunday morning, the majority near Crescent.

The first two earthquakes in this series weighed in at 2.7 and 2.6 magnitudes on the Richter scale. The epicenter was located around Choctaw, at depths between three and five miles.

Between 12:37 and 3:06 a.m., seven quakes rattled residents north of the Crescent area. The magnitudes ranged from 2.8 to 4.3, and the depths were recorded about one to three miles deep.

Two more shook near the Crescent area including the largest in the series, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. The first was recorded at 6:49 a.m. nine miles north of Crescent, 17 miles northwest of Guthrie. It weighed in at a 3.2 magnitude and just over three miles deep.

The 4.4 was the recorded at 8:09 a.m. 12 miles northwest of Crescent, and at a depth of over two miles. 

Several residents contacted News 9 to report the shaking. No major damage or injuries have been reported at this time.

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 likely from quakes at a 4.0 magnitude and higher.