BRECKENRIDGE, Okla. (AP) — Damage is being reported after two 4.2-magnitude earthquakes rattled northern Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quakes hit Sunday evening near the town of Breckenridge, about 70 miles north of Oklahoma City.READ MORE: Vietnam Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Service From SFO To Ho Chi Minh City
Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg says bricks were split or pulled from walls of homes and buildings, while cracks were reported in walls and ceilings. Smaller quakes were reported in the same area early Monday.
No injuries were reported.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab Robberies
The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has spiked in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. Regulators have directed several oil and gas producers to close or reduce the volume of injection wells.
Before 2009, Oklahoma averaged one magnitude 3.0 earthquake a year. The number jumped to 903 such earthquakes in 2015 before declining to 304 last year.MORE NEWS: COVID: Omicron Variant Has Some Bay Area Families Revising Holiday Travel Plans
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