- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) - An earthquake has shaken parts of northwestern Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Society says a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday about 20 miles northwest of Fairview in Major County. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about three miles.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely as a result of quakes below magnitude 4.0.

Geologists have concluded that some earthquakes are likely triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas operations. The number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater has risen in Oklahoma from a few dozen in 2012 to more than 900 last year.

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