Small Earthquake Recorded In Pontotoc County


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Updated: 12/24/2010 1:57 pm Published: 12/24/2010 1:56 pm


ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — A small earthquake has been recorded for the second time in four days near the small town of Allen in Pontotoc County.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the 2.8 magnitude quake at 3:49 a.m. Christmas Eve. No damage or injuries are reported.

A 2.5 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area on Monday. The area is about 75 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say earthquakes of 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.


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