Liberal, KS

Now: 74 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 95 °F | Lo: 66 °F

Monday

Hi: 102 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 71 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 93 °F 

Lo: 66 °F

Thursday

Hi: 91 °F 

Lo: 66 °F

Friday

Hi: 95 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Joe Denoyer - November 2, 2016 7:59 am

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has shaken north-central Oklahoma.

The earthquake occurred at 11:27 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Pawnee Police say that preliminary reports show no significant damage.

The USGS originally estimated the earthquake at magnitude 4.1. A magnitude 3.3 quake was recorded Saturday near Pawnee.

According to social media reports, the quake Tuesday night could be felt as far away as Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri.

An increase in magnitude 3.0 and stronger earthquakes in Oklahoma has been linked to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. State regulators have ordered some disposal wells to be permanently shut down and others to reduce the amount of wastewater they return underground.

 

Latest Stories

Stop on Red Kids Ahead

Kansas education officials are expressing concern that many motorists are ignoring a state law that requires...

Broadcast Square audio archives August 5 to 16, 2019

Two weeks of Broadcast Square:  You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week...

Tyson Officials Determine Cause of Fire

MEAT PROCESSING PLANT-FIRE Tyson officials say welding spark likely caused Holcomb fire (Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/)...