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October 2, 2013

Triple quakes rattle rural area north of Enid

ENID, Okla. — A triple punch of earthquakes shook windows in rural areas north of Enid Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

According to preliminary data provided by Amie Gibson with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the first 3.2-magnitude earthquake was centered approximately three miles north of Kremlin at 2:28 p.m. A second 3.2 quake occurred later in the day at 6:28 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. The third, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, occurred an hour later just nine miles north-northwest of Enid.

Kremlin resident Judy Fox said she felt the floor move and heard windows rattle during the first earthquake. Fox lived in California for several years and was witness to several temblors.

“There’s really and truly no question in my mind that we had an earthquake,” she said. “It was a small puppy, but it was enough to get my attention.”

Fox said the quake lasted about seven or eight seconds.

At least two of the earthquakes were felt throughout Enid, too.

A dispatcher with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said she felt the later earthquake from within the county courthouse, and several calls from the area came into the office. Deputies were sent out on reports of a loud boom, but there were no reports of injury or damage. City officials with the town of Kremlin could not be reached.

In addition to the three larger quakes, there was a smaller one Tuesday afternoon that only reached 2.0 on the scale.

The last notable temblor in the Enid area occurred near Medford in July when a swarm of six small earthquakes struck; the largest was magnitude 2.9. Because of those quakes, the OGS installed an additional monitoring station near Carrier.

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