4.2 Magnitude Temblor Downgraded

4.2 Magnitude Temblor Downgraded

Initial earthquake rating gets downgraded after analysis.
On Sunday, February 16, 2014 an initially rated magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook the metropolitan Oklahoma City area.  The quake later was downgraded to a 3.8 after further analysis by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).  The earthquake happened at 10:54pm, also known as 4:54am Universal Time Code (UTC).

The USGS reports at least 513 people felt the quake.  Some felt it as far away as Kansas and areas southeast of Chickasha, OK. 

According to the people that reported feeling the quake the strongest rating was 'light' shaking with no damage.

This is just the latest in a series of earthquakes in the Oklahoma City Metro area.

Many of these quakes are believed to be happening along the Wilzetta Fault, located across northeast and central Oklahoma.

The Wilzetta Fault is one of two earthquake faults in the state of Oklahoma, the other being the Meers Fault, located near Meers, OK.

In the past week there have been 18 earthquakes in Oklahoma including at least one this morning (Monday, February 17, 2014).

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp.
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