3.7 magnitude earthquake shakes up Oklahoma town

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting two earthquakes struck Edmond, Oklahoma, which is east of Oklahoma City.

The first quake happened just after 2 a.m with a 3.7 magnitude. Then a few minutes later the second earthquake hit clocking at  2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. 

There were no immediate reports of injury or severe damage.

Thousands of quakes have struck Oklahoma in recent years, many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. Researchers have also linked earthquakes in Kansas, Texas and other states to wastewater injection.

Several oil and gas producers have been directed to close wells and reduce injection volumes in others, including two near the recent temblors

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