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4 quakes, one a 4.1 temblor, in Oklahoma this weekend

By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email
By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later in the state. There were no reports of any injuries or damages from either temblor.

That makes four total quakes in Oklahoma this weekend.

Geophysicist Randy Baldwin at the USGS Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said Sunday morning's larger quake at 2:14 a.m. was centered about 4.3 miles southwest of Langston and prompted several dozen reports from residents who felt the ground shake. But he told The Associated Press by phone that no area resident had reported feeling the 2.5 magnitude quake centered near Jones, recorded at 5:34 a.m.

Baldwin said Oklahoma has sporadically recorded several minor quakes in recent months but those are without any discernible pattern.

Two other minor quakes were recorded on Saturday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first, a 3.1 magnitude, happened about 16 kilometers south-southwest of Perry at 8:26 a.m.

The second earthquake was recorded at 8:41 p.m. about 12 kilometers north of Medford and registered 3.4 on the Richter scale. Residents of Sumner County, including several viewers in Caldwell, contacted KAKE News through email and our Facebook page to report feeling the quake.

According to the USGS, two people reported feeling the earthquake in Caldwell, and at least one person in far southeast Wichita reported feeling it as well.

There are no reports of any damage with either of Saturday's quakes.


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