NewsLocal News

Actions

No damage reported after 4.2 earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

Posted: 8:39 AM, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-15 09:39:47-05
LIVE: 4.9 earthquake hits California

HAYWARD, Okla. (AP) -- Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Hayward, or about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. It had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 that was later revised down to 4.2.

A day earlier, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake also struck northern Oklahoma, but no damage was reported.

Thousands of earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in recent years have been linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production.

Geologists say about 200 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger were recorded in Oklahoma last year, the third year of declines since regulators began directing producers to close some wells and reduce injection volumes.

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