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Earthquake rattles part of central Oklahoma; 2.8 magnitude temblor felt in Oklahoma County

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OKLAHOMA CITY — An earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:13 a.m. Sunday about four miles east-southeast of Jones in Oklahoma County. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth of about three miles.

No injuries or damage was immediately reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey has said it is likely that some earthquakes in the state are being triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.

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