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Report: Big Okla. quake in 2011 likely man-made

An unusual and widely felt 5.6-magnitude quake in Oklahoma in 2011 was probably caused when oil drilling waste was pushed deep underground, a team of university and federal scientists concluded.


5.8-magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico City

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway as far away as Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Oaxaca is about 300 miles from Mexico City, where the tremors set off earthquake alarms, The Associated Press reported.


Quakes in southwest China kill dozens, damage 20,000 homes

Earthquake in China

Two shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquakes hit mountainous southwestern China on Friday, killing at least 50 people and forcing tens of thousands of people from damaged buildings, state media said.


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