New Earthquake Equipment Installed in Jones, Oklahoma

January 26, 2010

Jones, Okla., has experienced an increase in small earthquakes in the past year and now the town is getting new equipment from the U.S. Geological Survey to measure them.

The most recent temblor was a 3.7-magnitude quake reported early Jan. 24. Its epicenter was about six miles below the surface.

Hundreds of people from Arcadia to south Oklahoma City reported feeling quakes that measured 4.2 and 3.8 on Jan. 15.

The NetQuake accelerometer, which is on loan from the U.S. Geological Survey, was installed in a science classroom at Jones High School.

More devices are being placed in Oklahoma as scientists try to figure out why the number of earthquakes is increasing in eastern Oklahoma County.

Information from: The Oklahoman,

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