5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, an earthquake of magnitude-5.1 hits at the epicenter southeast of Norman. The shaking occurred early Wednesday morning, at 9:06, according to experts, and... More Below... Posted by on Oct 14th, 2010 and filed under News, US.

In Oklahoma, an earthquake of magnitude-5.1 hits at the epicenter southeast of Norman. The shaking occurred early Wednesday morning, at 9:06, according to experts, and there were no victims or damage reported. It was like a wake up call for the parents to head to office.

The depth was around 3.1 miles deep, so it was quite a mini earthquake, but considered dangerous nonetheless.

The experts have different measurements on how strong the quake was. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) says it was 4.3 on the Richter scale. On the other hand, the Oklahoma Geological Survey says it was 5.1 in magnitude. Even to the degree of damages, reports were in contrast. A second report confirmed their were minor damages opposed to earlier claims that there were no damages at all.

Its location was about 5 miles east of the city of Norman, in Cleveland County and approximately 99,000 people could have felt it moderately. Around 2 million people could have felt the earth’s rumbling.