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Arkansas 'Fracking' Sites Linked To Earthquakes May Be Closed

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ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKES
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two more small earthquakes have been recorded in central Arkansas where a recent spate of tremors has officials considering shutting down two gas-drilling wells. No injuries or damage are reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded Thursday morning earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 3.7 and 3.2. Both quakes were just northeast of Greenbrier, which is about 35 miles north of Little Rock.

The earthquakes come a day after the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission said it will consider temporarily shutting down two injection linked to recent quakes.

One of the wells is outside Guy and is owned by Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Operating Inc. The other near Greenbrier is owned by Ada, Okla.-based Clarita Operating LLC.

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