Ponca City, OK

Now: 94 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 94 °F | Lo: 78 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 97 °F 

Lo: 75 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 93 °F 

Lo: 73 °F

Thursday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Friday

Hi: 87 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Saturday

Hi: 88 °F 

Lo: 74 °F

No damage reported after quake near Stroud today

The Associated Press - January 24, 2019 2:30 pm

STROUD, Okla. (AP) – No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 10:38 a.m. Thursday about seven miles northwest of Stroud, about 52 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles.

Geologists say thousands of earthquakes that have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years have been linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production.

Geologists say about 200 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger were recorded in Oklahoma last year, down from 302 in 2017 and the third consecutive year of declines since regulators began directing producers to close some wells and reduce injection volumes in others.

 

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