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      Four earthquakes, including 4.3 magnitude, rock Edmond area Tuesday

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      Drew's Wine & Spirit's (Photo: Drew Sterkel)

      The Edmond area has been rocked all day by several earthquakes, including one magnitude 4.3, according to the U.S. Geological .

      The first powerful earthquake rattled many Oklahomans out of bed early Tuesday morning. The USGS reports a 4.3 earthquake hit near Midwest Boulevard and Covell Road at 5:39 a.m.

      Surveillance video from a Subway store near the epicenter shows light fixtures swaying back and forth, dusty flying off the walls and the main display case shaking.

      An Edmond spokesperson says right after the quake hit, 4,400 customers in east Edmond were without power. Power was restored an hour-and-a-half later.

      Damage was seen inside several homes and stores.

      "It's the loudest one we've heard and felt, of all the earthquakes," Drew Sterkel, owner of Drew's Wine and Spirits, said.

      Sterkel feared the worst, owning a store consisting mostly of shelves and glass bottles, but it wasn't as bad as he expected.

      "We had a bunch of bottles fall and break," he said. "It was hard to watch, but nice to know that nothing big broke."

      A 3.4 magnitude quake hit about 10 minutes after the first one, a 2.9 magnitude quake hit around 12:40 p.m., and a 3.2 magnitude quake hit at about 3:45 p.m. - all within one square mile of the first one.

      According to Fox 25 Meteorologist Kyle Roberts, this is the fourth 4.0-plus magnitude earthquake to hit Oklahoma County in the last five years. The largest was a 4.5 in December of 2013.

      Several Fox 25 viewers shared pictures of mirrors breaking, walls cracking and pictures falling off shelves. So far, no significant damage has been reported.


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