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WASHINGTON — An earthquake in western North Dakota on Thursday killed at least two people and injured at least 14 others, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The U.N. agency said the quake occurred at 3:30 p.m.

(3:30 a.m., ET) near an oil field and was felt throughout the country.

The quake was felt in parts of Montana, Oregon and Washington.

The U.K. Geological Society said a quake was also felt in northern France.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said an electrical substation was struck by an earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale.

An Oklahoma State University official said there were no reported injuries.

The earthquake was centered about 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Fargo, North Dakota.

The cause of the quake was not immediately known.