Another Small Earthquake Detected Near Jones, Okla.

February 3, 2010

Another earthquake has struck near Jones in eastern Oklahoma County.

According to the U.S. and Oklahoma Geological surveys, a 2.5-magnitude quake occurred about 3 miles southeast of Jones, or about 17 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, around 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 1.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Earthquakes have been rattling the area for months.

A quake with a magnitude of 4.0 that struck near Jones on Jan. 15 was followed nine minutes later by one of magnitude 3.8.

The first tremor was Oklahoma’s strongest temblor since a 1998 earthquake near Lawton, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was felt as far away as Tulsa, about 90 miles away.

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