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3.0-magnitude earthquake rattles parts of central Oklahoma

LANGSTON, Okla. – A 3.0-magnitude earthquake shook parts of central Oklahoma.

The U. S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake was recorded at 1:50 a.m. Sunday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northwest of Langston, which is located about 43 miles (69 km) north-northwest of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of approximately 3 miles (5.5 km).

No injuries or damage reported. Geologists say 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 production. Scientists have also linked earthquakes in Kansas, Texas and other states in the wastewater from the injection.

Oklahoma regulators have targeted a number of oil and gas producers in the state to close injection wells or a reduction of the volumes.

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