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Small Earthquake Recorded Northeast of Midwest City

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded about 10:56 a.m. today near Midwest City, data from the Oklahoma Geological Survey show.

The epicenter of the quake was northwest of Midwest City, roughly nine miles east of Oklahoma City, the data show. It was recorded about 50 miles west of Prague, an area of the state with oil and natural gas disposal wells seismologists say could be causing earthquakes.

Today’s quake was probably too small to cause damage, OGS seismologist Austin Holland tells FOX-25.

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  • gert frob

    Stop trying to blame oil drilling for everything.

    • M1shawhan

      stop trying to deflect the possibility that drilling for anything doesn’t cause the earth to shake.

    • http://twitter.com/OneDeepPink LyricMarie

      my man works in the oil field, and he tells me all the time that theyre the reason theyre happening. stop being so naive.

      • joewertz

        I’d love to talk to him, @LyricMarie:disqus! Even if it’s on background!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.rohrssen Jason Rohrssen

    The quakes slowed down today, probably cause the drillers tool the day off.

  • ozonator

    I predicted “Evil Inhofe’s Oklahoma (5+)” under 3/10 – 16/13 and this is the 2nd week of the standard 2-weeks model from such AGW filth.

  • Gary H.

    WE cant punch holes in the Earth without some reprocutions this is comon sense!

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