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4.2 earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

A Guthrie, Oklahoma, resident described Tuesday morning’s earthquake as one of the stronger ones he has felt.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm •  Published: August 19, 2014
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— A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Oklahoma during Tuesday’s morning rush hour.

The quake was recorded about 7:40 a.m. a few miles southwest of Guthrie, but it could be felt throughout many areas, including Oklahoma City.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was about a half mile east of S Eastern Road and a mile north of W Seward Road, north of the Liberty Lake area.

Jim Garling lives in Guthrie between the Liberty Lake and Guthrie Lake areas.

“We were sitting on our front porch, and for us, it was one of the stronger ones,” Garling said. “The hummingbird feeder on the front porch was moving and a swing seat on the porch was rattling pretty good. We guessed it would have been higher than 4.2.

“This one lasted a long time. It shook hard, and then it seemed like we could hear it moving off.”

Emergency and county officials in Logan County said they had received no reports of damage or injuries.


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