TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- Reports of an earthquake felt around 7:45 p.m. Sunday came in from across Green Country
- The United States Geological Survey reported a preliminary magnitude 5.0 earthquake centered near Cushing. It was originally reported by USGS as 5.3.
- GALLERY: Earthquake damage
- Payne County Emergency Management officials confirm power cut off to Cushing following the earthquake. It was restored Monday
- The Cimarron Tower Apartments in Cushing were evacuated
- Cushing Schools closed Monday to assess damage, no structural damage found
- One person injured with a cut to his arm.
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Reports of an earthquake came in from across Green Country around 7:45 p.m. Sunday
The United States Geological Survey reported a preliminary magnitude 5.0 earthquake centered near Cushing. It was originally reported by USGS as 5.3.
Around 50 buildings in the area suffered significant damage. City Manager Steve Spears of Cushing says hanging debris in buildings poses the most immediate danger to residents, and those things will have to be removed before streets will be reopened and people will be able to reenter buildings.
Cushing Schools closed Monday so crews could assess damage there. Though there was structural damage found, but there was some damage inside the schools, such as missing ceiling tiles and insulation showing. Maintenance crews and teachers are working to get classrooms back in order before students return Tuesday.
One person was injured with a cut to his arm.
Magellan Midstream Partners told FOX23 that inspectors did not find any damage .
Monday the Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced they are working on a new plan to address well operations in light of the recent earthquakes, and that it will include shutting down additional disposal wells:
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement about action taken by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission:
The Red Cross shelter helped 15 people, including some from the Cimarron Tower Apartments, that were forced from their homes on Sunday night. They said this is the first time they've offered shelter after an earthquake.
Emergency management and the local fire department went into the damaged buildings Monday to retrieve essential belongings, such as wallets, healthcare machinery and pets. Pets belonging to people who are staying with friends and family have been returned to them. The pets belonging to those still in the shelter are being foster cared for until the residents have a non-shelter place to stay.
Insurance Commissioner John Doke is surveying damage on Monday.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey released a statement November 7:
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