MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 28, 2012

Small earthquake reported in central Oklahoma


Associated Press

— PADEN (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake was recorded near Paden in central Oklahoma.

The U.S.G.S., said Sunday that the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 11 p.m. Saturday about three miles southwest of Paden in Okfuskee County. The epicenter is about 55 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The Okfuskee County sheriff's office said there were no reports of injuries or damage.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.