3.8 earthquake rattles Oklahoma town, site of past 5.7 temblor

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Courtesy: USGS

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Oklahoma near Prague, where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck eight years ago.

Prague City Manager Jim Greff says there are no reports of injury or damage from the quake recorded at 6:12 a.m. Monday about 43 miles east of Oklahoma City and about 140 miles west of Fort Smith. The quake was reportedly felt 91 miles away in Bartlesville.

Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.
Greff said the quake “brings back memories” of the November 2011 quake, the strongest in recorded state history until a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near Pawnee in 2016.

Many of the thousands of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years have been linked to underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.

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