2 small earthquakes shake parts of northern Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Oklahoma – Two small earthquakes felt in parts of northern Oklahoma.

The U. S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was recorded at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday, about 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of Medford in Grant County. That is about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. It was recorded at a depth of about 1 meter (1.5 km).

An earlier 2.8 earthquake was recorded at 2:06 pm about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Enid, or about 33 miles (53 kilometers) south-southwest of Medford.

No damage or injuries were reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

Thousands of earthquakes are recorded in Oklahoma and surrounding states in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production.

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