Earthquake damage in Harrah from shake-up in central Oklahoma early Tuesday

Broken windows among damage.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Modified: July 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm •  Published: July 15, 2014


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Geoff Hampton and Larry Copeland board up a window at Shapes Fitness center that was broken in an early morning earthquake in Harrah on Tuesday. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman
  David McDaniel
Geoff Hampton and Larry Copeland board up a window at Shapes Fitness center that was broken in an early morning earthquake in Harrah on Tuesday. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman David McDaniel

Two early morning earthquakes rattled central Oklahoma, leaving damage Tuesday in downtown Harrah, City Manager Earl Burson said.

Downtown shops at Church Avenue and Main Street have broken plate-glass windows, and minor damage was reported at several other businesses, Burson said. The police station had cabinets overturned, and an air-duct fell out of the ceiling. Pictures fell off the walls at city hall, he said.

Burson said the Tuesday earthquakes caused the most damage in Harrah since earthquakes started being felt in the area more frequently in 2009.

“It’s the worst I’ve seen since I’ve been here, and I’ve been here 10 years,” Burson said.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey in Norman reported the first of the two earthquakes northeast of Harrah was a 4.1 magnitude earthquake at 2:19 a.m. The quake’s epicenter was just east of N Pottawatomie County Road and north of Crest Ridge between NE 50 and NE 63.

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