A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck north Oklahoma City early on New Year’s Day, the latest in a series of temblors in the area in recent days that has prompted state regulators to call for more restrictions on oil and gas operators.
No injuries and only minor damage were reported with the quake, which struck at 5.39am on Friday near Edmond, about 16 miles north-east of Oklahoma City, according to the US Geological Survey.
“We came out pretty good,” said Mike Stewart, head golf professional at Fairfax Golf Club, located near the epicenter. “I heard the earthquake, I expected some sort of damage, but all we had was some pictures fall, no broken stuff.”
The city of Edmond reported about 4,400 power outages in the area shortly after the quake, but it was not clear if the two were related and power was restored within a few hours.
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