Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Oklahoma; Aftershocks Felt In NWA

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A 4.2 magnitude natural disaster struck central Oklahoma, near Stroud, at 8:47 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

According to the USGS, a 4.2 magnitude quake struck near Stroud, Oklahoma around 8:47 a.m. Friday.

Oklahoma has experienced a rash of earthquakes in the past few years following a surge of oil and gas production in the state. It is sometimes referred to as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World".

Another quake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded near Stroud at 9:04 a.m., and a 3.7 occurred at 9:17 a.m. It was widely felt in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said its induced seismicity department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating the quakes.

Another quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 was recorded near Stroud about 20 minutes later.

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