5.6 magnitude earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Oklahoma to Missouri

Posted at 7:25 AM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 15:17:56-04

The USGS has confirmed that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Oklahoma Saturday morning.

The earthquake was centered northwest of Pawnee.

One minor injury was reported as the result of the earthquake in north-central Oklahoma.

Pawnee County Emergency Management Director Mark Randell says a man protecting his child suffered a head injury when part of a fireplace fell on him. Randell says the man was treated at a hospital and released.

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Minor damage was reported in the town of Pawnee after the earthquake shook the small town.

Following the earthquake, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered the shutdown of approximately 35 disposal wells.

Governor Mary Fallin took to twitter Saturday morning announcing that structural engineers would be assessing building safety after the quake.

People in Kansas City, Missouri, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake at about 7:05 a.m. Saturday.

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