Trio of earthquakes rattle parts of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A trio of earthquakes has rattled parts of Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquakes were recorded on Monday in a span of just three hours. The strongest was a magnitude 3.5 temblor recorded at 6:14 a.m. about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford in northern Oklahoma. It occurred at a depth of about three miles.

The USGS says a 3.1 magnitude quake occurred at 7:52 a.m. at a depth of four miles about 12 miles east of Cherokee and the third earthquake, a magnitude 2.6, was recorded about three miles northeast of Yale at 9:23 a.m. at a depth of two miles.

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

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