4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded near Cherokee

Ponca City Now - January 19, 2015 10:28 am

CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee in north-central Oklahoma.

The USGS reports the quake occurred at 4:19 a.m. Monday about nine miles east of Cherokee in Alfalfa County – about 95 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The county sheriff’s office says there are no reports of damage or injury.

The quake is one of three recorded in the region during the early morning.

A 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:07 a.m. 11 miles northwest of Medford and a 2.7 magnitude temblor was recorded at 3:51 about 31 miles northwest of Ponca City.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

 

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