‘Our home has been shaking violently for the past year,’ Residents say they feel earthquake almost everyday

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LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - Monday morning was rough for Logan County residents.

On top of the sleet, thunder and icy roads, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit residents around 3:50 AM, shaking some of them out of their sleep.

Liqour store owner Mark Uselton says he slept through it, but was able to relive it through his store's surveillance video that recorded the entire store shaking.

Uselton says quakes are becoming an everyday thing in his neck of the woods.

"You're just always waiting for that next shoe to drop I guess or bottle to drop and hear the crash on the floor and wonder what broke and whats it going to cost to replace it." Uselton said.

He's not the only one worried.

Michael and Sarah McMillan say they live on the southern border of Logan County in constant fear.

"Our home has been shaking violently for the past year," Michael said.

"It upsets me, it's rattling for me." Sarah said.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey shows that just last year, Logan County saw 1,258 earthquakes.

The McMillan's Don't think it's a coincidence.

"Science has proven the link, where that was caused by an injection well." Michael said.

They've done their research, petitioned for a moratorium on waste water injection sites, and even attended city council meetings .

"Nothing has changed, it's only gotten much worse." Sarah said.

She says all they can do now is wait until something big turns enough heads.

"We should not have to live like this, in fear of the big one" Sarah said.

"You know, you hope for the best, expect the worst and if you come out somewhere in between you're alright." Uselton said.

So far this year, we've already had 667 earthquakes in our state.

 

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