Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes northern Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) – A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the tremor was recorded around 8:20 a.m. Monday morning about 12 miles northwest of Fairview.

It was about three miles deep.

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 from earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

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

Fairview is about 40 miles west of Enid.

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