USGS Reports 4 Small Earthquakes Overnight Near Stillwater, Langston


Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 9:30 am
By: News 9


The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes last night near Stillwater and two near Langston early Sunday morning.

The four earthquake magnitudes ranged from 3.0 to 3.5 throughout Payne and Logan counties.

The first earthquake was recorded around 9:11 p.m. Saturday night three miles southwest of Stillwater, 23 miles northeast of Guthrie. The magnitude was 3.1, and the depth was about three miles deep.

An hour and a half later, at 10:44 p.m., the U.S.G.S. reported a 3.0 magnitude earthquake three miles southeast of Stillwater, 26 miles east northeast of Guthrie.

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At 1:23 a.m., a third earthquake was logged at seven miles northwest of Langston, 15 miles west southwest of Stillwater. This tremor was a 3.0 magnitude and had a depth just over three miles.

U.S.G.S. documented the biggest in this series of earthquakes at 3:15 a.m. near the same location as the previous Langston tremor. The report stated this quake had a magnitude of 3.5 and a depth of over three miles.

There are no reports of major injury or damage at this time.