Wednesday, August 17, 2016

4.3-magnitude earthquake hits central Oklahoma

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) - A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma in the same area that's been rattled by quakes over the past week. 

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake on Wednesday was centered near Luther, about 28 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS says the quake was widely felt throughout the Oklahoma City area. 

Luther has been beset by earthquakes over the past week, recording a 3.5 magnitude quake Tuesday and a 4.0 magnitude quake Aug. 10. Scientists link Oklahoma's earthquakes to the underground injection of wastewater during oil and gas production. 

Luther is in the Arbuckle formation, where state regulators have asked producers to reduce wastewater disposal volumes.

Courtesy of the Associated Press