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Earthquakes swarm Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - December 12, 2014 6:56 am

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a swarm of earthquakes has rattled parts of central Oklahoma.

At least five earthquakes were recorded in the state Thursday. The largest, a magnitude 4.1 temblor, was recorded shortly before 2 a.m. about 20 miles east of Cherokee in northern Oklahoma. Later Thursday, a 2.9 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area of northern Oklahoma shortly before 3 p.m.

Two earthquakes were recorded in the Medford and Edmond areas in less than an hour. The Medford quake, a magnitude 3.1, struck shortly before 2 p.m. and the temblor in Edmond, a 2.8 magnitude, was recorded at about 2:18 p.m.

Finally, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 20 miles northeast of Helena shortly before 1 p.m.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.


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