- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma.

The U.S.G.S. reports a 3.4 magnitude quake at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday near Fairview, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The quake comes following a 3.3 magnitude temblor at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday near Waynoka, about 95 miles (153 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.

No damage or injuries are reported and geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas operations.

State regulators have directed oil and natural gas producers to close some disposal wells or reduce the volume of fluids they inject.

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