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Magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattles northwestern Oklahoma

The Associated Press - December 18, 2018 9:45 am

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) – A magnitude 3.0 earthquake has shaken parts of northwestern Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was recorded at 1:42 a.m. Monday 21 miles (34 kilometers) northwest of Fairview, about 77 miles (124 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 5 miles (8 kilometers).
No damage or injuries were reported. Geologists say damage isn’t likely in temblors below magnitude 4.0.
Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. Geologists say 158 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have been recorded in the state this year.
State regulators have directed several oil and gas producers in Oklahoma to close some injection wells and reduce volumes in others.

 

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