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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Pair of earthquakes shake part of central Oklahoma

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    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A pair of earthquakes has shaken parts of central Oklahoma.
     
    The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquakes struck shortly before noon Wednesday in the same general area about six miles northeast of Edmond and 18 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City.
     
    The first was a 3.4-magnitude earthquake that shook the region at 11:21 a.m. The second, a 3.3-magnitude temblor, struck the area at 11:46 a.m. There have been no reports of injuries or damage.
     
    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 in earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or lower.

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