4.0-magnitude quake centered near McAlester
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
4/03/12 at 10:10 AM
McALESTER - A 4.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded near McAlester early Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 2:33 a.m. quake's epicenter was 16 miles south of the city, or about 1.5 miles southeast of Pittsburg, according to the Geological Survey. Its depth was about 3 miles.
The McAlester Police Department and Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office had no reports of damage Tuesday morning.
Light to moderate shaking was likely felt in an area between Ada, Antlers and Eufaula, bringing a possibility of very light damage, according to the Geological Survey.
The Geological Survey received sporadic reports of shaking as far as Tulsa, Oklahoma City, northwest Arkansas and northern Texas.
The reports are submitted to the Geological Survey's website by residents and are not scientific.
The 2:33 a.m. quake's epicenter, represented by the blue square, was 16 miles south of McAlester. The yellow squares represent smaller quakes last week.