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5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa.

Fairview police and the Major County Sheriff’s Office say there are no reports of injury or damage as a result of the quake that struck Saturday at 11:07 a.m. about 17 miles north of Fairview. Ten smaller quakes ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9 were recorded in the same area over the next several hours following the larger temblor.

The area is about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

The strongest earthquake on record in Oklahoma is a magnitude 5.6 centered in Prague in November 2011 that damaged 200 buildings.

The temblors are the latest in a series of earthquakes linked to the injection of wastewater underground from oil and gas production.

In related news, Uptick in earthquakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers.

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