Magnitude 5.0 quake shakes Oklahoma, felt in Kansas City
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.