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2nd earthquake in 24 hours rattles northern Oklahoma; 3.2 magnitude quake in Alfalfa County


CHEROKEE, Oklahoma — An earthquake has shaken the same area of northern Oklahoma for the second time in less than 24 hours.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest temblor was recorded at 9:44 a.m. about two miles west-northwest of Cherokee in Alfalfa County. It was recorded at a depth of about four miles.

Geologists say a separate earthquake shook the same area about 11 hours earlier. A 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday about four miles east-northeast of Cherokee. It occurred at a depth of about three miles.

No injuries or damage was reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

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