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Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattles parts of northern Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.5 magnitude quake was recorded at 8:06 a.m. Sunday about 16 miles northwest of Fairview in Major County, about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of three miles. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. ...

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Another small earthquake recorded in Oklahoma by USGS

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports three moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central and northwestern Oklahoma.

MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake in Oklahoma. The USGS recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake 13 miles northeast of Mooreland at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. The area is about 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. The quake ...

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Wind power vs bats: Some species may better absorb losses

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Scientists who analyzed the DNA of bats killed by wind turbines say some species may be better able to absorb losses than others, which one of the researchers said Thursday could lead to more environmentally sensitive siting of wind-power projects. The study, published online by the science journal Ecological Applications, is the first to use genetic ...

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Fundraising to buy rare dinosaur mummy off to slow start

BISMARCK, N.D. — A fundraising effort to keep Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur’s permanent digs in Bismarck is off to a slow start. The North Dakota Legislature this year agreed to pay $1.5 million in taxpayer money to buy the rare mummified dinosaur. But lawmakers said another $1.5 million must be raised from private funds. Marlo Sveen is part of the ...

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Shell reports loss of $7.4 billion after Arctic exit

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to cope with the plunge in oil prices. The net loss compares with a profit of $4.5 billion in the same period last year. Shell reported $7.9 billion in charges, including $2.6 billion for Alaska and ...

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Study: Larger Oklahoma quakes caused by industrial activity

TULSA, Okla. — A new study indicates that most of the larger earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past century may have been caused by industrial activity. The paper by the U.S. Geological Survey will be published in December’s Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. It suggests the uptick in earthquakes since 2009 in the central and eastern U.S. is ...

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Small earthquakes recorded in north-central Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three small earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma. The largest was a magnitude 3.5 quake at 11:55 p.m. Sunday that was centered about eight miles southwest of Medford. Grant County Emergency Management Director Rich Donaldson says there are no injuries or damage. The second was a magnitude 2.9 temblor 16 miles east of ...

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Study: Grassland birds losing ground to ND oil drilling

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new federal study says many grassland birds are being displaced by drilling activity in western North Dakota’s oil patch. The three-year study completed in 2014 was done by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service. Researchers studied several oil well sites and nearby gravel roads and found some grassland birds ...

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Oklahoma records eighth moderate earthquake for the week

A duo of moderate earthquakes shook northern Oklahoma Saturday, bringing the total of quakes registering a 3.0 magnitude or greater across the state to eight on the week. A 4.4 magnitude quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at 4:20 a.m. about 18 miles southwest of Medford and about 100 miles northwest of Cushing. Cushing is where the world’s ...

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