Latest earthquake in Oklahoma struck near Hennessey

One of the latest earthquakes in Oklahoma struck Friday morning, again in the northern part of the state where there is heavy oil and gas drilling along with wastewater disposal well operations.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the 2.5 magnitude quake at 7:52 a.m. with an epicenter located about 3 miles east of Hennessey. The small quake was about 3 miles deep.

It is only the latest in a series of small earthquakes that have rumbled through the region and into southern Kansas over the past several weeks.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.109N,  97.842W
Magnitude:                        2.5
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):             12 Oct 2018  12:52:19
Time near the Epicenter:          12 Oct 2018  07:52:19
Local standard time in your area: 12 Oct 2018  06:52:19

Location with respect to nearby cities:
5.1 km (3.2 mi) E of Hennessey, Oklahoma
31.9 km (19.8 mi) S of Enid, Oklahoma
45.5 km (28.2 mi) NW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
60.4 km (37.4 mi) NNW of Edmond, Oklahoma
77.1 km (47.8 mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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