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4.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts Oklahomans

15 July 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey says an natural disaster with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck Friday morning in Oklahoma and was felt in Kansas.

The USGS said the quake hit shortly before 9 a.m. near Stroud, about 88 kilometres northeast of Oklahoma City, and was felt in western Arkansas and Wichita, Kansas.

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Another quake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded near Stroud at 9:04 a.m., and a 3.7 occurred at 9:17 a.m.

In November 2016, a magnitude 5.0 natural disaster impacted residents and businesses about two miles (3.2 km) west of Cushing.

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Preliminary data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows 6 events in the area, beginning at 8:47 a.m. The area is within the main quake Area of Interest (AOI) where oil and gas wastewater disposal into the Arbuckle formation has been sharply reduced.

There have been no initial reports of damage from the quake, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said by phone, cautioning that it was still early to determine the impact of the temblor.

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4.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts Oklahomans