7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

Update 8 a.m. Thursday: The U.S. Geological Survey downgraded the Edmond, Oklahoma natural disaster to 4.2 after reviewing the collected data.

Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

More than 4,600 customers were without power in Edmond after the quake, according to Edmond Electric.

Power was restored about an hour later.

The quakes on Wednesday night near Edmond included one with a magnitude of 4.2, and came after the state imposed guidelines to reduce the risk of quakes caused by man-made activity related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in its oil-rich shale formations.

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More than an hour after the quake, nearly all customers had their power restored.

Oklahoma City resident and KWTV meteorologist Cassie Heiter tweeted, "That was the biggest quake I've ever felt".

At least seven earthquakes have struck the Oklahoma City area in the last three days, including one that knocked out electrical service to nearby residents.

The quake was the sixth recorded in the Edmond area since 9:42 p.m. Tuesday. "The earthquakes have been clustered close together in an area where there is a known fault". The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has ordered oil and gas operators to cut back on disposal well operations and closed some wells in response to increased seismic activity in those areas. Each had a magnitude of 3.0 or stronger. "There are no Arbuckle disposal wells at or very close to the location".

The Edmond Police Department's Twitter account also noted the loss of electricity, stating that officers are "assessing the situation" and will provide updates throughout the night. Since then an additional six earthquakes, ranging from 2.9 to 3.5 in magnitude, have hit the state - two of them (of 3.3 and 3.5 magnitude) were near Edmond.

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