Local & Regional
10:22 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Christmas Shaker

Cromwell, OK – 3.3-magnitude earthquake reported in central Okla.

CROMWELL, Okla. (AP) Some Oklahoma residents may have felt their homes shake on Christmas Day, but it wasn't because reindeer had landed on the roof.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.3-magnitude quake struck around 8:10 a.m. Sunday 5 miles northwest of Cromwell. A Seminole County Sheriff's dispatcher said the office didn't receive any reports of injuries or damage from the temblor, which happened about 55 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The state was jolted on November 5th by a 5.6-magnitude tremor that was the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Tennessee and Wisconsin.

A foreshock to that tremor and an aftershock two days later had magnitudes of 4.7, but most earthquakes since then haven't been as strong.

Geologists say quakes with magnitudes of 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.