Scientist wants to know more about Canadian County earthquake

Wednesday, October 11th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Geological Survey wants to hear from anyone who felt a small earthquake that happened over the weekend in Canadian County.

Jim Lawson, the survey's chief geophysicist, said the magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred about 5:15 a.m. Sunday. Lawson believes about half the town of Union City, which is about 30 miles west of Oklahoma City, probably felt the shaking.

Residents in El Reno, Oklahoma City and Tuttle could have felt it as well, Lawson said Tuesday.

Anyone who felt the earthquake should send Lawson a letter, e-mail or fill out a form on the survey's Web site. Lawson would like to know the exact location where the earthquake was felt.

The Web site address is Information can be e-mailed to, or it can be mailed to Oklahoma Geological Survey Observatory, Box 8, Leonard, OK 74043.