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Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Oklahoma

okearthquakeA magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck northeast Oklahoma Sunday evening at 7:44 pm. The earthquake was centered in Cushing, Oklahoma and could be felt across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. The earthquake damaged several buildings. According to the Cushing Police Department, there have been no reported injuries.

Cushing has a population of 7,900 and is known as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.” One of the largest oil¬†storage facilities in the world, the Cushing Tank Farm, is located in the town.

According to the U. S. Geological Society, Oklahoma has had 19 earthquakes in the past week alone with this one being the largest.

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