Unusual moderate earthquake near Oklohoma City

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Earthquake Report comment :
Wednesday morning at 9:03 am, an moderate shallow earthquake occurred at an unusual location 35 km southeast of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has more earthquakes but mostly they are weak and have an epicenter on the Northeastern site of the city.
The earthquake was felt the heaviest at a Mercalli V scale in the immediate vicinity of Moore.  USGS received more than 13,000 felt reports ranging from a weak shaking experience to a merely light shaking in Oklohoma city.
NewsChannel 4 reports that in Norman, one of the buildings on the University of Oklahoma campus was evacuated after concerns of structural damage. There was confusion in between technical people and students about the historical existence of some cracks in one of the buildings.
Click here to see the Channel 4 report and video footage of the earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 4.3
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 09:06:29 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) E of Norman, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) WSW of Shawnee, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) SE of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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