More eathquakes rattle central Oklahoma

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Associated Press

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 10:22 PM

2.4 magnitude earthquake
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6:55 a.m.

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SPARKS, Okla. (AP) — Another small earthquake has been reported in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.4 magnitude tremor was recorded at 6:55 a.m. Saturday about five miles south of Sparks in Lincoln County. The sheriff's office said it hadn't received any reports of damage.

It is the fifth temblor reported in the area since Thursday, when a 3.7 magnitude quake was detected near Prague. Three more were recorded Friday.

A 5.6 magnitude quake, the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma, shook the state Nov. 5 and numerous aftershocks have occurred ever since.

The larger quake damaged at least 40 homes, buckled a highway and caused a tower at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee to collapse.

Geologists say earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

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