Large Earthquake Strikes Central Oklahoma

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.

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.

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Large Earthquake Strikes Central Oklahoma