A moderate earthquake shook homes and rattled nerves near Jones, Okla., on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, authorities said.
The earthquake, which struck around 12:10 local time with an estimated magnitude of 4.5, was centered roughly five miles below the Earth's surface, according to U.S. Geological Survey.
"It shook for a good 10 seconds," Sgt. Joe Bradley of the Jones Police Department told NBC News.
Bradley said there have been no reported injuries or damages, but since temperatures were in the single digits Saturday, he said he anticipated reports of busted pipes before the day's end.
Bradley added that earthquakes in the state are becoming more commonplace.
"I've lived in Oklahoma my entire life," he said. "I remember small ones we probably we wouldn't even feel. In the last two years they've been quite common in our area."
"This is the biggest one we've had so far," he added.
First published December 7 2013, 12:07 PM