Earthquake Today in Oklahoma City; 3.0 Quake Hits; OKC Residents Feel it
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A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Oklahoma City in Guthrie on Monday.
The US Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 3.1 miles.
The quake was located near Edmond, Warr Acres, Bethany, and 24 miles from Oklahoma City.
On Twitter, Oklahoma City residents said they felt the quake.
“And another earthquake! !” tweeted one user.
Another wrote, “So…..Earthquake insurance. How do we do that?”
“I dont think i can go to school tomorrow cuz still in shock from that earthquake:/” wrote another user.
AP update for Oklahoma’s earthquakes this year:
Oklahoma sees huge uptick in 2013 earthquakes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scientists say Oklahoma recorded 222 earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 or greater last year, soaring above 2012′s total of 64 temblors.
And 2014 is already off to a busy start — the state has recorded 63 earthquakes so far at 2.5-magnitude or greater, according to The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1gN37DC ). That total doesn’t include several earthquakes that struck Logan County late Sunday and early Monday.
The cause of the increase in seismic activity is under investigation.
Seismologist Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey says there were 97 quakes at 2.5-magnitude or greater in 2011, and 104 such quakes in 2010.
Oklahoma’s strongest recorded earthquake was a 5.6-magnitude quake that struck in November 2011 near Prague. It damaged 200 buildings, shook a football stadium and rattled parts of seven states.