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4.2 Earthquake Oklahoma: New Tremor in Whole Lotta Shakin' State

By    |   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 08:13 AM

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Oklahoma near Guthrie, 24 miles north of Oklahoma City, catching early Tuesday morning risers by surprise despite the state's increase in tremor activity.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake happened at 7:41 a.m. A map from the agency showed in increase in earthquake activity in an area between Oklahoma City and Tulsa since 2009.

A USGS Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey analysis released in May found that Oklahoma experienced a record 145 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater from January through May 2. The analysis stated that the previous annual record of 109 was set 2013.

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Tuesday's shaking startled on-air anchors Emily Sutton and Lacey Lett at Oklahoma City's KAUT -TV in the middle of their morning broadcast.



Cathy Minson told KFOR-TV that she had been noticing a widening crack in her Oklahoma City driveway and street for the past five years since the increase in earthquake activity and the changes are starting to disturb her.

"Not only had it grown more in depth, but there was an area that is now sinking." Minson told the television station.

Mark Uselton, who owns a liquor store in the affected area, said his surveillance camera caught the shaking, causing bottles of merchandise to tumble over.

"It was just like a boom, then 7,000 bottles going ch ch ch ch chhhh," Uselton told KFOR-TV. "My heart just stopped. … This was a 4.2, 4.3 if we get anything like a 5.0 just get out a mop and a rag. Clean it up and go back to work."

Social media lit up with Oklahoma residents affected by the latest earthquake Tuesday.


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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Oklahoma near Guthrie, 24 miles north of Oklahoma City, catching early Tuesday morning risers by surprise despite the state's increase in tremor activity.
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