Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Near Pawnee, OK

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PAWNEE, Oklahoma (KFSM) — The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck around 11:30 p.m Tuesday night.

The USGS says the earthquake’s epicenter was 8.7 miles east-southeast of Pawnee.   The earthquake hit about 162 miles west of Fayetteville and 167 miles northwest of Fort Smith.  5NEWS viewers in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley reported feeling shaking at their homes.

It was the third earthquake stronger than magnitude 3.0 to hit on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s quake was centered about 25 miles southeast of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Sept. 3, which was the strongest in Oklahoma state history and damaged homes in the 5NEWS viewing area.