CUSHING, OK – Communities across the Great Plains were rocked by multiple earthquakes this morning, brought to you courtesy of the great state of Oklahoma. The United States Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 4.2 quake hit near Cushing, Oklahoma around 8:47 AM.
According to social media reports, several Butler County residents reported feeling the shaking in both Andover and El Dorado, while some others in the area felt nothing at all. According to the USGS website, a number of reports had been submitted from around the Wichita metropolitan area.
Cushing is a community located 25 miles southeast of the city of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The town of just under 8,000 has become a trade center for those working in the oil and gas industry and serves as a field headquarters for several companies who have set up shop in the area.
This morning’s earthquake was much weaker than some that have hit in the same area. Much of Cushing was damaged in November 2016 when a record 5.8 magnitude shaker hit the exact same area.