A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Oklahoma City in Edmond, Okla., on Tuesday night, Christmas Eve, according to the U.S. earthquake-monitoring agency.
The quake struck at around 9:15 p.m. local time.
The US Geological Survey said the quake hit 6 miles from Edmond, 13 miles from Choctaw, 14 miles from Guthrie, 15 miles from Midwest City, and 16 miles from Oklahoma City, and a large number of Twitter users said they could feel it.
“Earthquake right before we started the “shepherds quake” verse of Silent Night. #oklahomachristmas,” wrote one.
Another added: “I’m in Oklahoma and there was just the biggest earthquake.”
“Just felt an earthquake. In Oklahoma. It’s official – no one is allowed to ask why I live in quake-prone California anymore,” said another Twitter user.
The USGS said the quake had a depth of about 3 miles.
According an Associated Press report this month, there’s been 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.
Two days ago, the U.S. Geological survey said an earthquake struck about 70 miles north of Oklahoma City near McCord.