Multiple earthquakes rattle central Oklahoma

Seismic activity in Oklahoma dating from 1970s to present (Courtesy: USGS.gov)
Seismic activity in Oklahoma dating from 1970s to present (Courtesy: USGS.gov)

LANGSTON, Oklahoma (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says at least four earthquakes have rattled central Oklahoma, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor near Langston.

The earthquake struck shortly after noon Saturday about five miles southwest of Langston.

Earlier, a 3.2-magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. in about the same area near Langston. No damage or injuries were reported following either quake.

The USGS says two other quakes were recorded Saturday near Guthrie.The first, a 2.9-magnitude quake, struck shortly before noon about five miles east of Guthrie. A second 3.0-magnitude quake was recorded in the same area at about 12:30 p.m.

Geologists say quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in quakes of magnitude 4.0 or lower.

Click here to view an animation of over 2,000 earthquakes documented in Oklahoma since 2008.

Seismic activity in Oklahoma dating from 1970s to present (Courtesy: USGS.gov)
Seismic activity in Oklahoma dating from 1970s to present (Courtesy: USGS.gov)
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