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5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Late Friday Night

OKLAHOMA CITY — A significant earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Oklahoma late on Friday night, sending shockwaves through the region and leaving residents startled. The seismic event, which struck at approximately 11:20 p.m. on February 2nd, 2024, was felt by viewers in the Oklahoma City metro area and reached as far as Tahlequah, according to reports from News 9 and News On 6.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located nearly 4 miles northwest of Prague, as confirmed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The sudden tremor took many by surprise and prompted concerns among residents about its impact on the area.

While initial reports indicate that there have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, it is important to note that this is a developing story. Authorities and emergency services are monitoring the situation closely, and residents are urged to stay informed and prepared for any potential aftershocks or additional seismic activity.

The earthquake serves as a reminder of the seismic activity that has been observed in the region in recent years, with Oklahoma experiencing an increase in earthquake frequency attributed to wastewater injection from oil and gas production. Scientists continue to study these events to better understand the geological forces at play.

As this story continues to evolve, News 9 will provide regular updates on the situation. Readers who wish to stay informed about breaking news, weather, and general news updates can subscribe to receive updates from News 9 via email.

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