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4.4 quake rattles Edmond late Wednesday

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EDMOND — Hours after four earthquakes rattled the city, residents here felt a fifth temblor Wednesday evening that was felt across the state.

The Wednesday night quake — centered about four miles east-northeast of downtown Edmond, according to the United States Geological Survey — shook the downtown Oklahoma City offices of The Oklahoman. Posts on social media indicated the quake was felt at least as far away as Stillwater and Broken Arrow.

Power was out at two substations, the city of Edmond reported Wednesday night. The outages affected "large areas of east and northeast Edmond," according to the city's Facebook page. Officials reported that power had been restored to both substations by 11:05 p.m.

Two 3.0 magnitude earthquakes and one 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Edmond late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, followed by 3.3 magnitude quake about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday and the 4.4 magnitude quake shortly before 10 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.

The first 3.0 magnitude earthquake was reported after 11 p.m. Tuesday, northeast of Air Depot Boulevard and E Danforth Road. About two hours later, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake registered in the same area. A nearby 3.0 magnitude earthquake registered later Wednesday morning slightly to the northwest. Wednesday afternoon's 3.3 magnitude quake struck about four miles west of Arcadia.

CONTRIBUTING: BETH GOLLOB, STAFF WRITER

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