Earthquake detected in Oklahoma

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

The Oklahoma Geological Survey detected and located the first earthquake felt in Oklahoma in 2007. It occurred at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, January 8. The epicenter was five miles south of Tupelo and four miles north of Clarita in Coal County. Residents heard popping sounds and felt chairs moving.

This earthquake had a magnitude of 2.5. It was located near the epicenter of a 4.4-impact earthquake that which occurred back in 1997. The difference in shaking between a magnitude 2.5 and 4.4 is nearly 100. The 1997 quake was felt over one-third of the state.

Anyone who felt and/or heard Monday's 3:46 PM earthquake, please visit www.okgeosurvey1.gov and click "Report an Oklahoma Earthquake."


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