Earthquake rattles Prague area, site of past 5.7 quake

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Oklahoma near Prague, where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck eight years ago.

Prague City Manager Jim Greff says there are no reports of injury or damage from the quake recorded at 6:12 a.m. Monday about 43 miles (70 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City. The quake was reportedly felt 91 miles (150 kilometers) away in Bartlesville.

Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

Greff said the quake "brings back memories" of the November 2011 quake, the strongest in recorded state history until a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near Pawnee in 2016.

Many of the thousands of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years have been linked to underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.


Presidential hopefuls file candidacy paperwork in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eight Democrats and one Republican seeking to become the next president of the United States filed statements of candidacy in Oklahoma on Monday, the first of the state's three-day filing period.

The Oklahoma State Election Board said filing for the state's presidential preferential primary election will continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Democrats for whom paperwork was filed Monday were Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.

The lone Republican to file on Monday was Zoltan G. Istvan, a California man whose campaign has focused on science and technology.

Oklahoma votes next year as part of "Super Tuesday" on March 3.

Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz each won their party's nomination in Oklahoma's 2016 presidential primary election.