Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

<p>MANCHESTER, Okla. &mdash; An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma’s border with Kansas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.</p>
<p>The earthquake was recorded at 7:56 a.m. near Manchester, a town of about 100 residents about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City, the USGS reported. </p>
<p>Grant County Commissioner Max Hess, whose district includes Manchester, said no injuries or damage were reported. </p>
<p>The rural area in northern Oklahoma is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northwest of where a <a href="">recent series</a> of earthquakes were recorded. Geologists say those quakes were likely connected to the underground injection of wastewater that is produced by oil and gas companies.</p>
<p>In response to the quakes, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered oil and gas operators to stop disposal of wastewater within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the earthquake epicenters and to reduce disposal volumes within 3 to 10 miles (5 to 16 kilometers) of the epicenters.</p>