Magnitude 3.2 Quake Shakes Eastern Oklahoma

January 4, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake caused an early-morning rumble near Prague.

The quake hit just before 5 a.m. Tuesday and its epicenter was five miles north-northwest of Prague and seven miles southeast of Sparks. That’s about 46 miles east of Oklahoma City.

A 5.6 magnitude quake, the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma, shook the state Nov. 5. That quake damaged dozens of homes, buckled a highway and caused other damage. A number of smaller earthquakes have been recorded since then.

The USGS says quakes with a magnitude of 2.5 to 3.0 are the weakest that people can feel.

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