Moderate earthquake rattles central Okla.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma on Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest quake ever recorded in the Sooner state. The quake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and was about five miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Emergency Management Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said no injuries or damage were reported.
The strongest earthquake on record in Oklahoma was of magnitude 5.6 on Nov. 5, 2011. Since 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have hit the state's midsection, according to the Geological Survey. Scientists are not sure why seismic activity has spiked, but one theory is that it could be related to wastewater from oil and gas drilling that is often discarded by injecting it deep into underground wells. - AP
Death diverts flight
A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Atlanta was diverted to Spokane International Airport on Saturday morning after a 16-year-old boy aboard died. Airport spokesman Todd Woodard said the teen suffered a medical emergency on Flight 128. Delta spokesman Michael Thomas said there were 258 passengers on the Boeing 767.
Last of 4 funerals
The last of the funerals for passengers killed when a Metro-North Railroad train derailed was held Saturday as transit officials worked to fix the tracks for eventual restoration of full service. Kisook Ahn, 35, was killed last Sunday with three others when a train left the tracks after hitting a curve at nearly three times the speed limit. The operator told investigators he nodded at the controls and didn't apply the brakes until too late. - AP