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Breaking News: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Power Outages in Cushing

4.0 Earthquake Causes Power Outages in OklahomaTwo earthquakes have rocked residents near Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday night.

At 8:16 p.m. a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported three miles west of Cushing. Not long after at 9:00 p.m., a 3.4 magnitude quake shook the same area.

According to residents there are power outages being reported but no injuries reported at this time.


Oklahoma has been experiencing a record number of earthquakes this year. And the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has conformed suspicions that the earthquake increase is not from natural causes. The increase has been instead linked to disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry.

Stay tuned for more information.

Map Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS

 

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