Earthquake near Cherokee

U.S. Geological Survey

CHEROKEE, Okla. — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has been recorded in Alfalfa County.

The quake, at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday, was centered 2 miles east-northeast of Cherokee and 34 miles northwest of Enid, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was 5 miles deep.

There have been 545 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma this year. Last year, as of Oct. 13, 2015, there had been 687 magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes. 

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