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March 30, 2014

Early Sunday morning earthquake in Oklahoma felt in Kansas, Wichita

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake southeast of Enid, Okla., early Sunday morning was felt in parts of Kansas, including the Wichita area.

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake southeast of Enid, Okla., early Sunday morning was felt in parts of Kansas, including the Wichita area.

The earthquake was felt in the Wichita area, according to the National Weather Service office in Wichita. It occurred around 1:51 a.m. The earthquake was also felt across much of eastern Kansas, including the Kansas City area, the weather service said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, other tremors were felt in an area between Enid and Oklahoma City, closest to Crescent, Okla.

A second quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey registering at 4.4 magnitude at about 9 a.m. Sunday, also near Crescent.

The U.S. Geological Survey said later Sunday that more than a dozen earthquakes rattled parts of central Oklahoma, ranging in intensity from an estimated 2.6 to 4.4 magnitude. No injuries or damage was reported.

The 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded about two miles east of Choctaw, Okla., shortly after midnight. Two other earthquakes were recorded in the same area Saturday night.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans and that damage is not likely with quakes below magnitude 4.0.

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