Quakes near Enid, Okla., rattle ground as far northeast as KVOE listening area

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Earthquakes Sunday evening in northern Oklahoma caused minor shaking across the southern half of the KVOE listening area, including reports in Emporia.

A magnitude 4.2 quake was centered almost 10 miles northeast of Enid, Okla., and was close to a mile deep when it happened shortly after 5 pm. Over 1,500 reports of shaking were sent to the United States Geological Survey, including reports in Emporia, Eureka and Fall River, in the three hours after the temblor. Weak to light shaking was reported in those locations. Moderate shaking was reported near the epicenter.

A second 4.2 quake hit virtually the same area around 9:40 pm. It was deeper, about two miles under the surface, and did not prompt the same burst of responses to the USGS. There was one report of weak shaking in Emporia and no reports of moderate shaking near the epicenter.

No injuries have been reported so far. The quakes are currently Oklahoma's strongest of the year.

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