NewsLocal News


Magnitude 3.8 earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 16:51:50-05

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude rated at 3.8 has been recorded in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake struck at 2:11 p.m. Thursday near Shawnee, 28 miles (45 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

No injuries or damage are reported. Scientists say damage is not likely in earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or less.

Thousands of earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in recent years have been linked to underground wastewater injection from oil and gas production. State regulators have directed several oil and gas producers to close some injection wells and reduce volumes in others.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook