Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma, Bordering States

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

One of the strongest earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma rattled parts of five states Wednesday and left two people with minor injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.3-magnitude quake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles northeast of Norman, Okla., sharply shaking portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was felt up to 170 miles away and that reports came from as far away as Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

Oklahoma has had only three stronger quakes since becoming a state in 1907. Oklahoma Geological Survey records show the state's sharpest temblor was a magnitude-5.0 earthquake that struck El Reno, just west of Oklahoma City, in 1952. Quakes of 4.4 magnitude struck Hughes County in 1939 and Coal County in 1997. Another tremor struck in northeastern Indian Territory in 1882.

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