Earthquake shakes Cimarron
The United States Geological Survey reported a 3.6 magnitude earthquake near the village of Cimarron on Wednesday (Dec. 26) just after midnight.
Facebook posts and some community members in the village claim to have felt it, but no damage has been reported in the area. Cimarron has had some similar quakes in the past.
According to the USGS website, the earthquake was felt a bit more than 8 miles away from the site of origin. The main activity was centered at a point 15 miles away from Cimarron.
Earthquakes are measured by a magnitude scale typically ranging from 2.5 to 8 or higher. Typically, humans do not feel quakes measured below 2.5, and 3.6 is considered minor on the scale.
In November, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred near Anchorage, Alaska, destroying roads and buildings.