A 5.0-magnitude earthquake that was felt as far as North Texas shook central Oklahoma Sunday night, damaging buildings in Downtown Cushing, OK.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 7:44 p.m with an epicenter located one mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
The quake was felt as far away as Kansas City, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, and just south of the Red River in North Texas.
And some more. Broadway Street I believe. pic.twitter.com/59utSHpRi3— Kevin Stump (@StumpStumpStump) November 7, 2016
The Cushing Police Department reported "quite of bit of damage" from the earthquake, but no injuries. Kevin Stump tweeted photos of the damage taken by his parents in Downtown Cushing. They show bricks and awnings down along Cleveland Street in the small town .
Scientists have linked Oklahoma's sharp increase in earthquakes to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has shut down some disposal wells and ordered a reduction in the amount of wastewater disposed of in others.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of Oklahoma last week, with an epicenter near Pawnee.