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12:37 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

Strong Quake for Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – 4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Jones

JONES, Okla. (AP) A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 9:18 a.m. Friday about 17 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Seismologist Austin Holland of the Oklahoma Geological Survey said the quake was felt in Midwest City, Jones and surrounding areas but no damage or injuries have been reported.

Ryan Dragg says he was jolted by the quake where he works on the ninth floor of the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He says he and a co-worker briefly left the building.

The quake is at least the third in the area since Sunday. A 2.8 quake was recorded at 11:16 p.m. Sunday and a 3.3 quake was recorded at 4:05 a.m. Thursday.

Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.

The quake was felt as far away as Tulsa and south central Kansas.