Earthquakes rattle Edmond area overnight, OCC investigating


    The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in the Edmond area at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour later the magnitude was reduced to a 4.2.

    The epicenter of the quake was reported approximates four miles east-northeast of Edmond with a depth of almost six miles. The earthquake was one of five reported in the Edmond area on Wednesday.

    A number of people called the Edmond Police Department reporting their power was out after the temblor.

    The City of Edmond reports two substations were affected by the quake and crews were working to restore power.

    Edmond Electric was reporting, on their website, more than 4600 customers were with out power as of 10:30 p.m., by 11:00 p.m. 3000 customers had their power restored and by 11:30 all power had been restored.

    There has been no reports of damage.

    Around 1:40 Thursday morning, another 3.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded, this time near N. Air Depot Blvd. and E. Danforth Rd.

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, along with the Oklahoma Geological Survey announced Wednesday they're investigating the latest earthquake activity in the Edmond area. The statement says the investigation is focused on oil and gas wastewater disposal wells that inject into the Arbuckle formation.

    OCC says Edmond part of the larger earthquake Area of Interest.

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