Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits in close proximity to Oklahoma City
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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rattled parts of Oklahoma late on Friday night, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The epicenter of the earthquake was situated just northwest of Prague in Lincoln County, Oklahoma – approximately 50 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Thankfully, there have been no reports of any damage or injuries in the affected region. However, authorities are diligently working to assess the situation.
The USGS states on their website that earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains are generally felt over a much wider area compared to earthquakes of similar magnitude in the western part of the United States. In fact, an earthquake in the east can be felt over an area more than ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Read More of this Story at abcnews.go.com – 2024-02-03 07:18:45
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