4.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts Oklahomans

  • 4.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts Oklahomans

4.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts Oklahomans

A 4.2 magnitude natural disaster struck central Oklahoma, near Stroud, at 8:47 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 8 miles northwest of Stroud, Oklahoma. About 15 minutes later, a second 3.8 magnitude natural disaster was recorded in the same area.

There are no reports of damage or injuries from the Friday quake.

"Everything is still in the initial stages right now", Skinner said, "but [shuttering some wells] is a distinct possibility".

According to the U.S. Geographical Survey's Earthquake Map, the first temblor struck around 8:45 a.m. was measured at a 4.2 magnitude.

An open plain better known for tornados, Oklahoma became an quake hot zone around 2011, surpassing California in magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes in 2014.

Early reports indicate the quake had an epicenter in Oklahoma.