OCC orders shutdown of 37 wells after Pawnee earthquake

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Earthquake shook Green Country around 7 a.m. Saturday.
  • People reported feeling the shaking around northeastern Oklahoma.
  • USGS data shows a 5.6 magnitude earthquake northwest of Pawnee.

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  • Governor Fallin said emergency management officials are on the way to Pawnee to assess damage and needs after earthquake.
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials are examining bridges in the Pawnee area for damage after the quake.

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  • Tulsa police encourage people NOT to call 911 to confirm earthquake.
  • The OCC is reviewing disposal wells near Pawnee.
  • The OCC contacted 37 wells in the 725 square mile area around where the quake and told them to shut down their wells.
  • All wells will be shut down within 10 days.
  • Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in Pawnee County

SEE MORE: Pictures of earthquake damage

  • ODOT said they did not find any notable damage on roads or bridges.
  • OSU officials said Boone Pickens Stadium is fine for play after checking the stadium for damage.
  • TU officials said H.A. Chapman Stadium is also in good condition.

The earthquake caused so many birds to fly at once that FOX23 caught it on radar.

Birds caught on radar during earthquake

This morning's earthquake caused so many birds to take flight that FOX23 could see them on radar. Take a look. http://bit.ly/2bKwo8u

Posted by FOX23 News on Saturday, September 3, 2016

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FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott monitored the situation on Twitter:

FOX23's Morgan Downing felt the earthquake:

FOX23's Hector Mejia felt the earthquake:

FOX23's Sara Whaley reported on the earthquake:

FOX23's Preston Jones felt the quake near 11th and Utica:

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