Earthquake Today in Oklahoma City: 4.5-Magnitude Quake Hits, OKC Locals React on Twitter

December 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An earthquake hit near Oklahoma City on Saturday, with many residents saying they could feel it.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake registered at 4.5-magnitude on the Richter scale, hitting near Jones, Okla. The quake was located about 5 miles from Jones, 7 miles from Edmond, 10 miles from Choctaw, 12 miles from Midwest City, and 14 miles from Oklahoma City.

It had a depth of 5.7 miles and struck at around 12:10 a.m.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain told The Associated Press that no injuries or damage were immediately reported after the quake. 

On Twitter, a larger number of users reacted.

“I swear my place was on the epicenter. It’s never shook that bad. Huck & I are still shaking,” wrote KOCO-TV reporter Katy Blakey.

“That earthquake came straight from Boone Pickens Stadium,” wrote one.

Another added: “That earthquake was crazy.” 

Said another: “Whoaaaaa. Definitely felt that #earthquake in #OKC.” 

Another wrote: “Earthquake ontop of a snow storm. What is going on here??? Lol”

According an Associated Press report this week, there has been a surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma and northern Texas in recent years. 

AP said more than 2,600 quakes struck Oklahoma this year–most of them registering at magnitude-2 or less. In 2010, there were around 1,000 and in 2011, nearly 1,500 quakes.

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