Earthquake Near Norman Tuesday Believed to be Aftershock

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 3:11 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- A 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded one mile southeast of Norman Tuesday and is believed to be the latest aftershock from quake recorded last week in the area.

Tuesday's quake was recorded at 11:53 a.m. just two miles south of Hall Park and five miles north of Noble.

An earthquake between 4.3 and 5.1 magnitude hit Norman at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, October 13 and residents across the state reported feeling it.

OGS research scientist Amie Gibson said the quake was likely an aftershock from the small to moderate quake that shook the area on Wednesday. At least two other aftershocks from last week's quake have been recorded.

Gibson said recent seismic activity in neighboring Arkansas makes it difficult to know precisely how many aftershocks can be attributed to Wednesday's earthquake

Typically a 2.5 magnitude quake is the smallest felt by people.

Gibson said about 40 people have reported feeling Tuesday's quake.

View a list of the USGS's latest recorded earthquakes.

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