A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook much of central Oklahoma Saturday afternoon after it struck near Jones, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

The quake was felt in approximately 135 cities after it hit the epicenter around 12:10 p.m., according to the USGS website, including Norman, Oklahoma City, Moore, Noble, Lexington and Slaughterville.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey measured the same event as a 4.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the OGS website.

The Norman fire and police departments and Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office did not receive any reports of damage.

University of Oklahoma Emergency Manager Lisa Teel said no damage had been reported on campus.

The strongest earthquake recorded in Oklahoma was a 5.6 magnitude quake on Nov. 6, 2011, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management website.

According to the ODEM website, during an earthquake individuals should drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture and protect their head and neck with their arms until the shaking stops.

If someone is outside, the website suggests standing in an open area away from underpasses and overpasses, buildings and trees as well as telephone and electrical lines.

If caught while on the road, individuals should drive away from underpasses and overpasses, stop in a safe area and stay in vehicle.

For more information on safety before, during and after an earthquake visit ok.gov/OEM.

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