Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits in close proximity to Oklahoma City




The Earth Moves in Oklahoma: 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Reported

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).

Location and Impact

The epicenter of the earthquake was situated just northwest of Prague in Lincoln County, Oklahoma – approximately 50 miles east of Oklahoma City.

No Damage or Injuries Reported

Thankfully, there have been no reports of any damage or injuries in the affected region. However, authorities are diligently working to assess the situation.

Earthquake Magnitude Comparison

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.

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