Mag­ni­tude 5.0 quake shakes Ok­la­homa, felt in Kansas City

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

CUSHING, Okla. — The U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey re­ported Sun­day that a mag­ni­tude 5.0 earth­quake struck Ok­la­homa on Sun­day evening, with an epi­cen­ter lo­cated 1 mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Ok­la­homa City.

The quake was felt as far away as Kansas City, Mo., and Lit­tle Rock, Ark.

The Cushing Po­lice Depart­ment re­ported “quite of bit of dam­age” from the earth­quake, but de­tails were not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

Cushing, which has a pop­u­la­tion of about 7,900, bills it­self as the “Pipe­line Cross­roads of the World.”

A 4.5 mag­ni­tude earth­quake struck the north­ern part of Ok­la­homa last week. Sci­en­tists have linked Ok­la­homa’s sharp in­crease in earth­quakes to the un­der­ground dis­posal of waste­water from oil and gas pro­duc­tion.

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