The US Geological Survey says a 5.1 magnitude earthquake near Oklahoma City was felt in 5 states


A 5.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in the Oklahoma City area late Friday, followed by a series of aftershocks.

At approximately 11:24 p.m. local time, the quake occurred near Prague, about 63 miles east of Oklahoma City, according to Bloomberg News. Oklahoma Geological Survey. It was just under two miles deep. A series of small earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.5 were felt in the area.

State seismologist Jake Walter said he expects more aftershocks to continue in the coming days. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on the same fault as A 2011 earthquake in Prague with a magnitude of 5.7Ali said Social media.

Oklahoma earthquakes: The Oklahoma City area was hit by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, one of several earthquakes in Oklahoma

the US Geological Survey indicated The quake was felt across much of Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and across state lines in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and parts of Texas. the The US Geological Survey said Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than earthquakes to the west, are usually felt over larger areas.

In mid-January, the Oklahoma City area experienced a magnitude 4.1 earthquake, 4.1 miles deep, amid a series of quakes along a fault line near the Northeast Edmond Oil and Gas Field.

The state has seen an uptick in the number of earthquakes in recent years, many of which were derived from human activity, including oil and natural gas production.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Oklahoma City area and was felt in 5 states

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