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3 earthquakes rattle 2 towns in northwest Oklahoma

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FAIRVIEW, Okla. – Three earthquakes have struck near two towns in northwestern Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported three tremors on Thursday. Two of the earthquakes happened near the town of Fairview – a 2.9 magnitude at around 12:30 p.m. and a 2.8 magnitude at around 1:50 p.m.

A 2.6 magnitude quake hit near the town of Mooreland at about 7:20 a.m.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

Oklahoma’s earthquakes have been linked to the injection of wastewater underground from oil and gas production and state regulators have recommended reducing the volume or shutting down some of the disposal wells.

According to the survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.