5 more earthquakes rattle parts of Oklahoma Friday

Ponca City Now - February 20, 2016 9:05 am

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) – Five earthquakes have rattled three Oklahoma towns nearly a week after a 5.1 magnitude shook northwest parts of the state and was felt in seven other states.

The U.S Geological Survey says a 2.5 magnitude quake hit near the town of Fairview shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. Three, 2.7 magnitude quakes hit near the towns of Edmond, Alva and Fairview several hours earlier. A 3.2 magnitude temblor hit near Fairview around 2 a.m. Friday.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The survey reported Saturday’s 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that it was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa.

It was the third-strongest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

 

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