On Saturday, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Oklahoma City area, one of many to occur in Oklahoma.
A powerful 4.1-magnitude earthquake jolted central Oklahoma in the early hours of Saturday, following a slightly stronger quake the night before and a series of smaller tremors.
The seismic activity was centered around the Northeast Edmond Gas and Oil Field, about 19 miles north of Oklahoma City, and had a depth of approximately 4.1 miles. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this quake was part of a cluster of several earthquakes that occurred on Friday and Saturday.
Residents took to social media to share their experiences of feeling the tremors, as reported by The Oklahoman, a member of the USA TODAY Network.
In response to the earthquake, the Oklahoma Geological Survey released a statement advising people to secure any valuable items that could be shaken during potential aftershocks, and to follow the safety protocol of Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
Friday night’s 4.4-magnitude quake, with its epicenter just one mile away from the Saturday morning quake, was followed by a 2.7-magnitude tremor recorded by the USGS on Saturday morning.
However, the USGS later revised the magnitude of the Saturday morning quake down to 4.1 from an initial estimate of 4.4.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 4.4 – 6 km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma https://t.co/8l4ufg0nR5
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) January 13, 2024