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Earthquake Outbreak, Including a 4.0 Magnitude, Strikes NW Oklahoma

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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake jolted residents in northern Oklahoma, Friday afternoon.

The quake was recorded at approximately 3:26 p.m., 19 miles to the northwest of the town of Fairview, Okla., or about 96 miles northwest of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of about 1.2 miles.

About 20 minutes later, a 3.5 magnitude aftershock was recorded in the same location at a depth of three miles.

Around the same time as the 4.0 quake, a 3.7 magnitude earthquake was also recorded eight miles south southeast of the town of Helena, Okla. Helena is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Fairview.

No damage or injuries have been reported with any of the earthquakes at this time.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), quakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely with quakes of magnitudes of 4.0 and greater.

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