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Updated: Small Earthquake Recorded East of Oklahoma City

A small earthquake was recorded about 1:50 p.m., 11 miles east of Oklahoma City, preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey show.

Data from the USGS show a 3.5-magnitude quake, but the Oklahoma Geological Survey recorded a 4.0.

The epicenter of the quake is near Nicoma Park, and was recorded at a depth of about 5.6 miles, according to the USGS data.

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Generally, earthquakes above a 3.0-magnitude can be felt, says Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

In recent years, Oklahoma has experienced an uptick in seismic activity. Many seismologists think wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry are a likely culprit.

Updated: 3:15 p.m. with new data from the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

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