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January 4, 2014

USGS records several quakes

No damage was reported after three earthquakes hit Oklahoma on Saturday, including a 3.5-magnitude quake near Cherokee.

The quake in northwest Oklahoma hit at 2:35 p.m. one mile north-northeast of Cherokee. It happened at a depth of about 7.4 miles, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

The largest of the three had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7, and its epicenter was 10 miles north-northwest of Langston and 13 miles west of Stillwater. It struck at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The USGS says a third earthquake hit at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. That quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 with an epicenter nine miles north-northwest of Chandler.

Northwest Oklahoma was hit by two other earthquakes earlier last week. A 2.9-magnitude quake hit about 12 miles south-southeast of Alva on Monday. Then, a 2.8-magnitude quake hit along the Garfield-Major County line between Lahoma and Drummond on Tuesday.

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