USGS: 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma From OKC To Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Fairview, Oklahoma, Saturday morning.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded at 11:07 a.m. Its epicenter was located 17 miles northwest of Fairview in Major County in north central Oklahoma. It was about two miles deep.
The U.S.G.S. says past quakes in this area of Oklahoma have been related to wastewater injection wells.
Can't conclude if this specific OK quake caused by human activity.But many quakes in area have been triggered by wastewater fluid injection.— USGS (@USGS) February 13, 2016
U.S.G.S. says Saturday's 5.1 quake is the largest in Oklahoma since 2011.
People are reporting they felt the earthquake across central, north central and northeast Oklahoma.
"Felt the quake around 121st and Yale area," Cheryl Smith Cleland posted on the News On 6 Facebook page.
Jennifer Seybert-Poper said, "Felt it in Skiatook at Tate Boys Tires. Everyone was instructed to get out from under the lifts til it stopped."
"On a hill outside downtown. We never feel them but this time we did!" wrote Kelly N Michael.
The U.S.G.S. says that quake was followed by a 3.9 magnitude quake at 11:17 a.m.
There were no injuries or damage were immediately reported by either quake.