Oklahoma rocked by several earthquakes on Tuesday

Published On: Apr 16 2013 09:04:15 AM HST
LUTHER, Okla. -

Oklahoma had its sixth earthquake at 12:07 p.m. on Tuesday.

The most recent quake was a 3.5 magnitude about 6 miles east-northeast of Luther.

The first, a 3.0, was at 1:45 a.m. three miles west-southwest of Chandler, 21 miles northeast of of Choctaw, 213 miles north of Shawnee and 35 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City.

The second, 4.3 earthquake, rocked Oklahoma just before 2 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was seven miles east-northeast Luther, 16 miles northeast of Choctaw, 22 miles east of Edmond and 29 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City. The quake was felt as far east as Tulsa, as far west as Clinton and as far north as Kay County. It was the strongest magnitude earthquake.

The next earthquake occurred at 2:15 a.m. It was a 2.8 , eight miles north-northwest of Boley, 27 miles northeast of Shawnee, 33 miles west of Okmulgee and 54 miles east of Oklahoma City.

That quake was immediately followed by a 3.3 earthquake at 2:16 a.m., just one minute after. The epicenter of that earthquake was four miles east of Luther, 13 miles northeast of Choctaw, 19 miles east of Edmond, and 25 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City.

The latest quake was a 4.2 about 5 miles east-northeast of Luther, 16 miles northeast of Choctaw, 21 miles east of Edmond and 27 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City at 5:16 a.m.

USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley says all the quakes were shallow, which is common for the area. She also says it is common for several earthquakes or aftershocks to strike during a short period of time.

An official answering the dispatch line for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office says they have received no reports of damage or injuries.


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