- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) - At least four earthquakes have rattled a pair of Oklahoma towns, with the largest measuring an estimated 3.4 magnitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.4 magnitude temblor struck near the town of Fairview Saturday about 3 p.m. Previously, a pair of earthquakes with magnitudes 3.2 and 2.5 struck near the town on Saturday.

The survey reports that the fourth quake, a 2.9 magnitude, struck near the town of Mooreland around noon Saturday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Oklahoma’s earthquakes have been linked to the injection of wastewater underground by the oil and gas industry. State regulators have issued new directives on the practice.

Last year, Oklahoma recorded more than 900 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater.


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