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Small Earthquake Recorded Near Tishomingo

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
March 5, 2013

A small, 3.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded early this morning in south central Oklahoma, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The quake’s epicenter was four miles southeast of Tishomingo at a depth of about three miles, preliminary data from the USGS show.

Did you feel it? Email us or let us know on Twitter @StateImpactOK.

Earthquakes that are 3.0-magnitude or higher can generally be felt, Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey tells StateImpact.

Seismic activity has been increasing in Oklahoma. Many seismologists say wastewater disposal wells used by energy companies could be responsible for the uptick.

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