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4.1-magnitude earthquake rattles northwest Oklahoma

The epicenter of the earthquake was just outside of the town of Shattuck, Okla. Image courtesy of USGS
The epicenter of the earthquake was just outside of the town of Shattuck, Okla. Image courtesy of USGS

May 25 (UPI) -- A 4.1-magnitude earthquake rattled northwest Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The shaking could be felt throughout parts of Oklahoma, and neighboring Kansas and Texas.

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Shattuck, Okla., town manager Sam Hamilton told NBC News there were no initial reports of damage. He said earthquakes were rare in that part of the state.

"I don't remember a quake in this area," he said.

The epicenter of the temblor was located about 67 miles north-northwest of Elk City and 145 miles west-northwest of Oklahoma city. It originated about 4.78 miles below ground, according to the USGS.

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