Magnitude 4.2 earthquake shakes Perry, Oklahoma

PERRY, Oklahoma  – An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was recorded at 2:17 p.m. about 13 miles west of Perry, Oklahoma.

Geologists say the magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded at a depth of about 2.2 miles. No damage or injuries was immediately recorded.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey has said it is likely that earthquakes are being triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. A coalition of environmental groups has called for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells in areas prone to triggered earthquakes.

Some KSN viewers have emailed saying they felt the quake here in Kansas. Did you feel it? Click here to let the U.S. Geological Survey office know.

 

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