Saturday, December 07, 2013

4.5 Earthquake Jones Oklahoma

M 4.5 - 8km NW of Jones, Oklahoma

35.632°N 97.344°W

4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles nerves in Oklahoma, but no damage reported



A moderate earthquake shook homes and rattled nerves near Jones, Okla., on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, authorities said.
The earthquake, which struck around 12:10 local time with an estimated magnitude of 4.5, was centered roughly five miles below the Earth's surface, according to U.S. Geological Survey.
"It shook for a good 10 seconds," Sgt. Joe Bradley of the Jones Police Department told NBC News.
Bradley said there have been no reported injuries or damages, but since temperatures were in the single digits Saturday, he said he anticipated reports of busted pipes before the day's end.
Bradley added that earthquakes in the state are becoming more commonplace.

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