Oklahoma disposal wells probed after quake

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Many residents in the Oklahoma City metro reported feeling another quake Thursday morning. The announcement came more than an hour after the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.4-magnitude was detected about 4 miles east-northeast of Edmond.

The third quake, another 3.0, took place at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday and had an epicenter located just south of E. Covell Road and east of U.S. Interstate 35.

The city of Edmond says power has been restored to two electric substations after a magnitude-4.2 natural disaster rattled the area.

The Latest on the recent cluster of earthquakes in central Oklahoma. The quake, one of several felt in Edmond in the last two days, knocked out power in parts of the city.

This left around 1900 customers in the dark until crews could fix the stations and restore power.

In September 2016, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake-the state's largest ever recorded-struck near the town of Pawnee.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Induced Seismicity Department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating the recent Edmond-area earthquakes. The second was a 3.5-magnitude about 12:15 a.m. and the third was a 3.0-magnitude at 2:45 a.m.

Skinner also notes there's a fault line in the area.

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

The Edmond area is part of the much larger quake Area of Interest (AOI) in which the OCC has instituted volume reductions in Arbuckle disposal well operations. "There are no Arbuckle disposal wells at or very close to the location".