Another earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit Oklahoma near the town of Prague on Monday at 8:46:57 p.m. local time.
The quake is the third-largest shock to have rattled Oklahoma since Saturday.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered about 9 km (5 miles) northwest of Prague, or 70 km (43 miles) east of Oklahoma City. The quake was 5 km (3.1 miles) deep.
According to USGS, at least five additional earthquakes were reported since the initial earthquake of magnitude 4.7 that hit the area early Saturday morning.
The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Oklahoma after the first tremor was recorded as the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma history.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain told the Kansas City Star she had not received any immediate reports of additional damage or injuries from the Monday night quake, which occurred in the same area as the weekend temblor.
Prague was hit by a 3.0 quake on Sunday and two more — of magnitude 3.3 and 3.4 — before Monday’s quake. Prague is a small town of about 2,100, settled in the early 1900s by Czech immigrants.
At least 14 homes in Oklahoma were damaged and three people were injured when a chimney fell on them, according to a local Fox affiliate.
It is also said that the rate of earthquakes has increased in Oklahoma in recent years. Oklahoma had an average of about 50 quakes per year till 2009, but in 2010 more than 1,000 were reported in the state, according to the Daily News.
According to the USGS, the largest earthquake recorded in Oklahoma until this month was of magnitude 5.5 in 1952.
The Geological Survey has informed people that more aftershocks will be felt, Michelann Ooten, a spokeswoman for the state emergency management department said.