By Cass Rains

Staff Writer

A magnitude 3.6 quake was recorded early Saturday morning 6 miles west of Lamont after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission directed three wastewater disposal wells to stop operations following a magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Pond Creek Friday afternoon.

The latest quake was recorded at 4:55 a.m. 6 miles west of Lamont, or 24.2 miles north-northeast of Enid, according to the according to U.S. Geological Survey. It was recorded at a depth of 3.1. miles.

Friday’s quake, centered 5.8 miles east of Pond Creek, or 21.3 miles north-northeast of Enid, was one of the strongest recorded this year.

Friday’s quake was felt in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma City, Alva, Ringwood, Jet, Fairview, Stillwater, Skiatook, Pawnee, Hallet, Verdigris and Kiowa, Kan., according to posts about it on Facebook.

The earthquake was the largest recorded in Oklahoma this year, according to USGS records. It was the first one registering more than magnitude 4.0. The previously largest quake measured magnitude 3.9 on Jan. 15. There have been 18 temblors measuring at least magnitude 3.0 in the state this year.

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