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Oklahoma earthquakes

Sparks, Oklahoma, 2011 earthquake
Associated Press

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Oklahoma near Prague, where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck eight years ago.

Prague City Manager Jim Greff says there are no reports of injury or damage from the quake recorded at 6:12 a.m. Monday about 43 miles east of Oklahoma City. The quake was reportedly felt 91 miles away in Bartlesville.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook central Oklahoma on Sunday evening, damaging several buildings. Multiple aftershocks also hit the area, the U.S. Geological Survey says.

The quake epicenter was about a mile west of the town of Cushing, the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America and the southern terminus of the Keystone pipeline.

Oklahoma Earthquake Felt From Texas To Nebraska; Disposal Wells Shut Down

Sep 3, 2016
Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has directed dozens of wastewater disposal wells within an approximate 500-square-mile radius of the epicenter of the Oklahoma earthquake to shut down.

The strongest earthquake to hit Oklahoma in nearly five years shook the state Saturday morning, rousing some residents from a dead sleep. It was felt as far north as Nebraska and as far south as Texas.

Updated 6:30 p.m.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for Pawnee County after the 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the state Saturday morning, damaging buildings across north-central Oklahoma.

The ground is shaking near Cushing, Okla., home to the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America.

This little patch of prairie in northwestern Oklahoma is one of the most important places in the U.S. energy market.

Oklahoma is on track to have a record year of earthquakes — more than 5,000 have already been recorded. And those quakes appear to endanger the very industry that created them.