Series of earthquakes shakes central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes have shaken central Oklahoma.

The USGS reports seven earthquakes that started with a 3.0 tremor recorded 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The largest were a 4.3 magnitude quake at 1:56 a.m. and a 4.2 magnitude quake at 5:15 a.m.

The most recent quake was a 3.5 magnitude tremor at 12:07 p.m. The other earthquakes were measured at magnitudes 3.3, 3.0 and 2.8. All the earthquakes were centered in an area 25-50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City – six near the town of Luther and one near Boley.

State and county officials say there have been no reports of injury or damage.

Geologists say quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans.

Back in November 2011, a 5.2 magnitude rocked Oklahoma.  That quake could be felt in southern Kansas including Wichita.

For a map to the USGS, click here.

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus