4.1 magnitude quake rattles Cushing, officials plan to shut down 2 disposal wells

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CUSHING, Okla. – Many Oklahoma residents may have felt the earth move as they were waking up Friday morning.

According to the USGS, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Cushing around 7:35 a.m.

It wasn’t the only earthquake residents in the area may have felt.

A 3.5 magnitude quake near Cushing was recorded around 4:15 this morning.

After the quakes, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division announced they are implementing a plan to change the operation of certain oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in the Cushing area.

Officials say the plan calls for two disposal wells to stop operations, and for three others to deduce the disposal volume.

The plan may change as more data is made available.

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