USGS records 3.5-magnitude earthquake near Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City metropolitan area was rattled by an earthquake early Tuesday morning, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.5. It was centered 2.3 miles east of Luther, or about 25 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS says it received reports of people feeling the earthquake throughout the Oklahoma City area and as far south as Norman.

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the same area near Luther last week.

Scientists have linked Oklahoma's uptick in earthquakes to the underground disposal of wastewater during oil and gas production.