5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

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Fairview | Published: February 14, 2016 6:00:23 AM

The US Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa.

The US Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa.

Fairview police and the Major County Sheriff’s Office say there are no reports of injuries or damage as a result of the quake that struck today at 11:07 a.m. about 27 kilometers north of Fairview.

A second earthquake measured at magnitude 3.9 struck in the same area at 11:17 a.m. The area is about 160 kilometers northwest of Oklahoma City.

The strongest earthquake on record in Oklahoma is a magnitude 5.6 centered in Prague in November 2011 that damaged 200 buildings.

The temblors are the latest in a series of earthquakes linked to the injection of wastewater underground from oil and gas production.

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