M4.5 earthquake shakes Oklahoma and rattles homes from Kansas to Missouri

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A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken north-central Oklahoma on November 1, 2016.

The quake Tuesday night could be felt as far away as Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri.

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A M4.5 quake in Oklahoma rattled homes from Kansas to Missouri on November 1, 2016 at night.

The earthquake occurred at 11:27 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Pawnee Police say that preliminary reports show no significant damage.

According to social media, the quake Tuesday night could be felt as far away as Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri.

An increase in magnitude 3.0 and stronger earthquakes in Oklahoma has been linked to the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. State regulators have ordered some disposal wells to be permanently shut down and others to reduce the amount of wastewater they return underground.

But the number of earthquakes is still increasing…

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