3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded near Enid

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded near Enid

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ENID, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Enid.

The USGS says the quake was recorded at 10:04 p.m. Friday four miles northeast of Enid, about 70 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage were reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are general the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage doesn't usually occur with earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

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USGS: Quakes in central Oklahoma here to stay

By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) -- Scientists say an earthquake "swarm" continues to affect central Oklahoma nearly two years after a record 5.6-magnitude quake rattled the state.

A new report by the U.S. and Oklahoma geological surveys says more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have hit Oklahoma's midsection since January 2009.

The study released Tuesday says that one to three magnitude 3.0 earthquakes or larger occurred yearly in Oklahoma from 1975 to 2008, but the average grew to around 40 earthquakes per year from 2009-2013.

State and federal scientists continue to investigate why the earthquake rate has changed so dramatically throughout central Oklahoma, and are exploring possible links to wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production in the region.

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