4.0 earthquake reported near Nicoma Park

Posted on: 2:09 pm, February 27, 2013, by , updated on: 05:34pm, February 27, 2013


NICOMA PARK, Okla. – Preliminary reports from the Oklahoma Geological Survey show a 4.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded just before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in eastern parts of the metro.

Officials said the amount of traffic to their website has actually crashed the site.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s preliminary reports said the earthquake was a 3.5-magnitude centered near the town of Nicoma Park.

Experts said a 3.5 to 4.0-magnitude earthquake is often felt but only causes minor damage.

This is the second earthquake to hit the region in a matter of hours.

A 2.5-magnitude quake was recorded near the Choctaw area around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

We are continuing to work on the story and will bring the latest when it becomes available.