Earthquake strikes near Perry, felt around the state

The Associated Press - June 21, 2020 9:05 am

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook northern Oklahoma on Saturday and was felt in parts of Tulsa as protesters filled the city’s downtown streets after the President’s campaign rally.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that it recorded the quake at 10:15 p.m. near Perry, roughly 80 miles west of Tulsa. The National Weather Service in Oklahoma says that its staff felt the tremor in its Tulsa office, and the earthquake generated a social media buzz after the President’s appearance.

Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. Regulators have directed producers to close some injection wells.

 

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