Quake 2.7.19

DRIFTWOOD, Okla. — A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in northwest Oklahoma at 9:54 a.m. Thursday.

The temblor was 6.2 miles deep and was centered 3.9 miles south-southeast of Driftwood, 5 miles north-northeast of Cherokee and 38.9 miles northwest of Enid, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

There have been 11 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes recorded in the state this year, USGS records show. Last year, as of Feb. 7, 2018, there had been 15 magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes.

Willetts writes for the Enid News & Eagle, a CNHI News Service publication.

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Willetts is education reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at mwilletts@enidnews.com.