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Magnitude 3.3 earthquake shakes parts of central Oklahoma

Posted: 11:52 AM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 17:52:56Z

HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) -- Parts of central Oklahoma have been shaken by an earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday about 2 miles (4 kilometers) east of Hennessey, 49 miles (79 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. Geologists say the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers).

No injuries or damage are 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. Earthquakes in Kansas, Texas and other states have also been linked to wastewater injection.

Oklahoma regulators have directed several producers in the state to close injection wells and reduce volumes in others.

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