5.1 magnitude quake rattles northwest Oklahoma

5.1 magnitude quake rattles northwest Oklahoma
(Graphic: USGS via Tulsa World)

[Ed. – That’s a baggern.  The usual suspects will be out blaming the wastewater injection from fracking.]

The third-largest earthquake in recorded state history rocked parts of western Oklahoma on Saturday morning near the site of other large, recent temblors.

The quake registered a 5.1 magnitude and was recorded northwest of Fairview at 11:07 a.m., according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 3.9 aftershock followed about 10 minutes after the earthquake, according to the USGS.

At 5.1, the temblor will be the state’s third-largest earthquake, according to Oklahoma Geological Survey data.

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