7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

The city of Edmond posted on its Twitter account that power outages were affecting "large areas" of the east and northeast sections of the city after the quake. The USGS said the natural disaster was "widely felt" in Edmond and northern Oklahoma City, which is located about 15 miles away.

The quake was recorded around 9:56 p.m.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.2 magnitude natural disaster struck near Edmond around 9:56 p.m. The USG Slater revised the shock down to a magnitude 4.2.

Many people around the metro reported feeling the ground shake.

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Electricity was restored to one of the substations after about an hour of being offline.

The Associated Press reported that at least six earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater have struck the central part of the Sooner State since Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, a state regulatory agency for the energy industry, said it was investigating the Edmond quake series.

The largest quake was magnitude 3.5, recorded at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, while a 3.3 magnitude temblor was recorded at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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The wells lie within a 10-mile radius of the seismic activity and target the sponge-like Arbuckle formation.

The injection of wastewater from oil and gas production into disposal wells has been linked to an uptick in earthquakes, but the commission said Thursday no disposal wells are in the area.

"The earthquakes have been clustered close together in an area where there is a known fault", the OCC said.

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