The U.S. Geological Service reports a 4.3-magnitude earthquake rocked central Oklahoma early Tuesday morning.
The earthquake hit at 5:39 AM near the town of Edmond, just northeast of Oklahoma City. The aftershock, 3.4-magnitude quake, hit 10 minutes later.
Officials say thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity, but power has been restored.
Several residents who felt the earthquake quickly took to Twitter with the hashtag #okquake.
My 8 year old is clinging to me after the biggest earthquake I have ever felt. That was insane. I never want to do that again. #okquake
— Jenn (@JennOnAir) December 29, 2015
Holy earthquake! That one was nasty. Has to be 4.0+ aaaaand good morning. #okquake
— Logan Skywalker (@logan_walker) December 29, 2015
Wow, heart stopping earthquake at my parents in Edmond. Really scary. #okquake
— Lauren Seabrook (@goseabrook) December 28, 2015
— Kevin Darmofal (@THUNDR1) December 6, 2015
According to KJHR, the state’s recent earthquakes are linked to disposal wells from oil and gas production, and the state has been reducing wastewater injections as a result.