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9 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 22, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

— The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded nine earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0.

The U.S.G.S. says the 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. The other quakes ranged from magnitude 2.4 to 2.9 and all but four were near Langston. The others were near Stillwater, Choctaw, Cherokee and Crescent.

No injuries or damage are reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

Scientists are studying why earthquake activity has increased in Oklahoma and whether it is connected to wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production — but have found no answers.

The energy industry denies that the method is to blame for the increase.

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Populist says... March 22, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.

fracking. The Arkansas legislature just passed a special bill exempting fracking sand from a sales tax so the Kochs could make even more billions as they are heavily invested in the sand.

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lazybar says... March 22, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.

pop you would think someone as smart as you would know that its several hundred miles from the fayetteville shale areas where the quakes have been happening for over 40 years that i can remember to stillwater.no sure why the sand tax is such a big deal most of the drilling has stopped.why don`t you read the cnn article about amy savage and see how that ties in to the evil koch bro

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