New earthquake equipment installed in Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) - New equipment has been installed by the U.S. Geological Survey to measure earthquakes in Jones, where several quakes have been reported recently.
The most recent temblor was a 3.7-magnitude quake reported early Sunday near the town in eastern Oklahoma county. Its epicenter was about six miles below the surface.
Hundreds of people from Arcadia to south Oklahoma City reported feeling quakes that measured 4.2 and 3.8 on Jan. 15.
The NetQuake accelerometer, which is on loan from the U.S. Geological Survey, was installed last week in a science classroom at Jones High School.
More devices are being placed in Oklahoma as scientists try to figure out why the number of earthquakes is increasing in eastern Oklahoma County.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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