USGS: 4.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahomans across the state may have felt the ground shake on Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that Oklahoma experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter located near the town of Manchester.

The earthquake was recorded around 7:56 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

Originally, USGS reported that the earthquake was a 4.5 magnitude, but quickly downgraded it to a 4.2.

At one point, it was increased to a 4.8 magnitude before it settled back at a 4.2.

At this point, officials say the report is preliminary and the earthquake’s magnitude may change as more information becomes available.


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