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Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma City Area

December 29, 2013

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This map shows the location of the 4.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled an area north of Oklahoma City early Sunday.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later in the state. There were no reports of any injuries or damages from either temblor.

Geophysicist Randy Baldwin at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said the larger quake at 2:14 a.m. CST was centered 4.3 miles southwest of Langston and prompted several dozen reports from residents who felt the ground shake. But he told The Associated Press by phone that no area resident had reported feeling the 2.5 magnitude quake centered near Jones, recorded at 5:34 a.m.

Baldwin said Oklahoma has sporadically recorded several minor quakes in recent months but those are without any discernible pattern.

MORE: Philippines Rocked by Earthquake in October

A crane sifts through the rubble of the damaged Our Lady of Assumption Parish church following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, at Dauis in Bohol, central Philippines, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo)


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