5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma Felt as Far Away as Arkansas
If you happen to live in the Northwest and Central parts of Arkansas chances are you may have felt a little rumble that's because on Friday a 5.1 earthquake struck near Prague, Oklahoma, and was felt as far away as Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas.
The U.S. Geological Survey USGS and KHOU-11 reported that the quake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale enough to cause slight structural or building damage even though no damage was reported.
CBS reported that there are about 500 of these earthquakes that occur globally each year. The moderate earthquake happened around 11:24 p.m. on Friday according to the USGS.
This earthquake now ties in with the 3rd largest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma history and the magnitude of the quake was felt in the Northwest Arkansas River Valley at 11:25 p.m. making it one of the fastest quakes to travel the distance of 150 miles into Arkansas in 40 seconds.
Did you feel the ground shake?
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