- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.7 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Pawnee.

The USGS says the quake was recorded at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday about 8 miles northwest of Pawnee. The area is about 75 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City.

Authorities say there are no reports of injury or damage.

Scientists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

The number of magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes has skyrocketed in Oklahoma, from a few dozen in 2012 to more than 900 last year.

Scientists have linked the increase to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production and state regulators have asked producers to reduce wastewater disposal volumes.

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