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9:31 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Pin Pointing Cause of Jones Quakes

Jones, OK – Fault lines found under Jones, site of earthquakes

JONES, Okla. (AP) New detectors have found fault lines in the Jones area where dozens of small earthquakes have been recorded since last year.

Six quake detectors known as NetQuakes accelerometers are on loan from the U.S. Geological Survey. They were set up this year to help scientists find answers to earthquake activity in the region.

There have been nine earthquakes felt this year in the area around Jones after 27 were recorded last year. No serious damage or injuries have been reported.

The NetQuakes machines are at Luther Middle School, Jones and Choctaw high schools, Science Museum Oklahoma and at two private residences in the area.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.