2 small earthquakes recorded in north-central Oklahoma

LAMONT, Okla. – The U. S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes have been recorded in north-central Oklahoma.

The USGS says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was registered at 5:36 a.m. Thursday about six miles west of Lamont and a 2.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded 56 minutes later in the same area, about 85 miles north of Oklahoma City.

No injuries or damage are reported and the geologists say that the damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

Thousands of earthquakes were recorded in Oklahoma in the past few years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas activities.

State regulators have targeted oil and gas producers close some of the disposal wells, or to reduce the volume of fluids they inject.

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