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Six earthquakes hit Oklahoma today

Brian Sargent Modified: August 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm •  Published: August 27, 2009

Six earthquakes struck Oklahoma today, including five in Jones.

Magnitudes of the quakes in Jones ranged from 2.5 to 2.7 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. All five epicenters were near the intersection of Main Street and SW 3. They were reported at 7:58 a.m., 10:17 a.m., 10:31 a.m., 12:13 p.m. and 1:32 p.m.

Today's strongest quake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale. It was reported at 3:22 a.m. in Seminole County about 15 miles northeast of Ada.

There were no reports of damage, said Pontotoc County Emergency Manager Chad Letellier, whose office is in Ada. More than 30 people reported feeling the quake, he said.

Anyone who felt the quake can fill out a report online at the Oklahoma Geological Survey's Web site, www.okgeosurvey1.gov, or the U.S. Geological Survey's Web site, www.earthquake.usgs.gov.


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