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Reported 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt in Oklahoma

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 18:42:01-05

TULSA, Okla. — An earthquake could be felt across Oklahoma on Monday morning.

The effects could be felt across the Tulsa area around 11:10 a.m.

Preliminary reports show the earthquake reached magnitude 4.5 in the Medford area about 32 miles north of Enid.

Earthquake in Oklahoma
Seismograph showing the earthquake felt across Oklahoma on Jan. 31, 2022.

After investigation the Oklahoma Corporation Commission directed three Arbuckle oil and gas wastewater disposal wells within six miles of the epicenter to shut in— which means stop operating.

Medford Public Schools Superintendent Tyler Locke told 2 News Oklahoma that the quake damaged a school trophy case at the high school.

Medford earthquake damage
Damage in a trophy case at Medford High School near after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 31, 2022.

Students at Angus Valley Elementary in Sand Springs felt the quake as they learned about what caused them in class. The school posted a photo of a 4th-grade class learning about fault lines and geology when Monday's earthquake hit.

2 News Oklahoma is gathering information on the earthquake and will update this story as it becomes available.

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