Norman continues to shake

Thursday, December 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- Another earthquake rattled Cleveland County two days after tremors hit Norman.

Officials say the earthquake occurred at 1:15 yesterday afternoon, and measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.

It was the fifth earthquake in three days.

Oklahoma Geological Survey Geologist Kenneth Luza says it's normal for several earthquakes to hit one area in a short time.

The first two earthquakes happened Monday and two more came early Wednesday.

Luza says a similar swarm occurred in Canadian County last year, with several earthquakes occurring over a two- to three-day period.

The epicenter appears to be somewhere near the McClain-Cleveland County line.

Luza says there is no indication that the quakes will lead to a large earthquake, its just a readjustment going on in the deep subsurface.

Norman police didn't report any calls related to the quakes.