Magnitude-4.1 quake rattles central Oklahoma

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook central Oklahoma early Thursday, awakening many in the middle of the night.
From staff and wire reports Published: April 10, 2014
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A magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook central Oklahoma early Thursday, awakening many in the middle of the night.

The quake struck about 2:30 a.m., with an epicenter roughly 6 miles south of Guthrie, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by a magnitude-3.7 aftershock about 3:20 a.m., about 7 miles south-southwest of Guthrie.

Social media users from around the Oklahoma City metro area reported having felt the quake — with many saying they had been awakened by shaking and loud noises. One woman in south Edmond said th quake “knocked our power off and on for a bit.”

The earthquake was largest of 11 reported Wednesday and early Thursday in Oklahoma. Those included a magnitude-3.3 about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, about 10 miles northeast of Perry.

The largest earthquake ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma, with a magnitude of 5.6, struck Nov. 5, 2011, four miles east of Sparks, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.