2 small quakes rumble in Lincoln County, Oklahoma

AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2011 3:59 AM
2 small quakes rumble in Lincoln County, Oklahoma

Two small earthquakes have shaken central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says both earthquakes were centered in Lincoln County and recorded between 10:42 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. Friday.

The first 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded about six miles west northwest of Prague. The second was a 2.3 magnitude tremor whose epicenter was five miles south southeast of Sparks and seven miles northeast of Meeker. No injuries were reported.

Several small earthquakes have been recorded recently in the area, including a 3.7 magnitude quake near Prague on Thanksgiving.

A 5.6 magnitude quake, the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma, shook the state Nov. 5. That quake damaged dozens of homes, buckled a highway and caused other damage.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.