Earthquake Near Chickasha Shakes Northern Texoma

Published 06/26 2013 09:22PM

Updated 07/09 2013 09:12AM

At this time there is no reports of damage from the small earthquake that shook northern Texoma on Wednesday evening.

The quake was epicentered nine miles easte-southeast of Chickasha, Oklahoma or 35 miles south-southwest of Oklahoma City.

The quake occurred at about a depth of 5.5 miles below the surface of the earth.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) only one person reported feeling the quake in and near the epicenter.  But considering the magnitude of 2.8 this isn't surprising.  The USGS gives this quake a "Did You Feel It (DYFI)" rating of III.  This is on the low end of shaking that can be felt by residents usually only very near the epicenter.  The scale of the DYFI range from I all the way up to X+.  The USGS rates a III shaking as "weak" with "no damage" associated with the quake.

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There is no known fault in the vicinity of the epicenter of this quake.

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp.

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