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Pair of Earthquakes Hit Crescent in Central Oklahoma

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CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a pair of strong earthquakes hit central Oklahoma in the overnight hours.

The USGS says a 4.2 magnitude quake struck late Monday in Logan County. The quake was centered 3 miles north-northeast of Crescent, and the USGS says it was felt as far north as Wichita, Kansas.

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit the same area shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The USGS says that temblor had an epicenter 4 miles north of Crescent, or about 37 miles north of Oklahoma City. An earlier earthquake with a 2.9 magnitude hit near Enid around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

On Monday, the USGS released a survey that found Oklahoma has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability.