Earthquake Reported In Oklahoma City

Monday, March 9th 2009, 8:02 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale has been recorded with an epicenter near south Oklahoma City.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck about 8:06 a.m. Sunday, with its epicenter about 3.1 miles below ground level near SE 15 and South Bryant Avenue.

Metro-area officials say there were no reports of injuries or damage, but dispatchers received reports from across the metro from people who felt the tremor. Most came from southeast Oklahoma City, Midwest City and Del City.

Del City fire Capt. Rick Pride says the quake startled firefighters in his station, who felt the temblor.

The quake was at least the fifth earthquake people have felt in Oklahoma during 2009. Others were reported in Pittsburg, Grady, Coal and Lincoln counties.