Last Updated: Monday, March 9, 2015

Oklahoma earthquake today measured 4.0 in magnitude

M 4.0 light earthquake hits Oklahoma today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 5 km SSW of Guthrie. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, light shaking of MMI IV will have been felt by the people of Guthrie and Crescent. People of Langston, Piedmont, Edmond, Luther, Midwest City, Oklahoma City and Norman will have been felt weak shaking of MMI III. Similarly, slight tremor will have been experienced by the people of Moore and Tulsa as well.

However, no damage or injuries have been reported by Oklahoma earthquake today.

Oklahoma experienced more earthquakes than California did in 2014 and the people believe that the seismic activity is up sharply since increased petroleum development in the state, KOCO Oklahoma City has written.

Oklahoma has been experiencing multiple earthquakes in a single day. Oklahoma Geological Survey had recorded at least 12 earthquakes in 24 hours in first week of February this year. This is the eleventh earthquake to hit Oklahoma on Sunday alone, with this latest temblor being the largest.

03:24 UTC (local time: 22:24; 2015-03-08 @ epicenter)

Oklahoma earthquake today epicenter

5 km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
19 km N of Edmond, Oklahoma
37 km NNE of Warr Acres, Oklahoma
38 km NNE of Bethany, Oklahoma
40 km N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 9, 2015

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