• Pawnee residents react to 4.5 magnitude earthquake


    PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook Green Country around 11:30 Tuesday night.
    • The earthquake was centered near Pawnee.
    • No major damage or injuries have been reported.


    Residents in Green Country said they felt the ground shake around 11:30 Tuesday night.

    According to the United States Geological Survey, the 4.5 magnitude quake shook 14 kilometers away from Pawnee.

    It was initially reported as a 4.1 magnitude quake.

    No one has reported any major damage from the earthquake at this time. Agencies say they will be out surveying damage Wednesday morning.

    People reportedly felt the quake as far away as Kansas City and Dallas.

    GALLERY: Earthquake leaves cracks in Green Country walls

    FOX23 has LIVE team coverage in Pawnee.

    FOX23's JJ Burton was in Pawnee and found where some previous earthquake damage was worsened by Tuesday's shake:

    Since our record breaking 5.8 magnitude in September. there have been 97 earthquakes over magnitude 3.0 or greater.

    ·         Of those, four have been 4.0 or greater.

    ·         In 2016, we have seen 13 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater.

    ·         Four of our top 10 strongest ever recorded have occurred in 2016.

    ·         According to OGS, there have been 3,593 earthquakes in 2016.

    ·         566 have been magnitude 3.0 or greater, compared to 902 for all of 2015.

    ·         Oklahoma is averaging just over 50 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes each month.

    ·         The November 1 earthquake is the strongest since the magnitude 5.8

    Matt Skinner with with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission said there is no immediate change in the status of wells closed after the September earthquake. He also said an inspector is checking all of those wells.



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