“It was just a loud, massive crash,” Edmond residents clean up damage after Tuesday morning earthquake

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OKLAHOMA - A big earthquake around 5:40 Tuesday morning is not how people in Edmond wanted to wake up.

The 4.3 quake was followed by a 3.4 quake ten minutes later.

Then, hours later the area was rattled again by a 2.9 quake centered near Covell and Air Depot.

The quakes left behind some damage.

“It’s a boom, a boom, shake, crash,” said Sherri Shearon.

She and Will Williams bolted out of bed just after 5:30 a.m., when the 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook their home in Edmond near I-35 and 2nd.

It scared their dog, Ginger, for hours.

“The rest of the night, she was in the bed between us,” Shearon said.

While our crews were there filming, a strong aftershock shook their home.

Not far from there at the Rocky Mountain Grill, employees felt the temblor, too.

“A lot of our pans, our plates came off this shelf,” said owner Scott Selburg.

Selburg said the diner went dark.

The quake knocked out the power.

“It killed our early morning business, and we were trying to get a cater ready, killed that,” Selburg said.

Cell phone video shows the damage at Susie and Brad Cook’s house.

A mirror came crashing down from the fireplace, where the stones were shaken loose from their mortar.

“It was by far the loudest one we’ve  had here,” Mitchell said.

At Mitchell’s house, a large mirror in his daughter’s room shattered on the floor, when the quake hit.

Mitchell said he’s used to Oklahoma’s severe weather, but this is something he’s not used to.

“These are just all of a sudden, like this morning, we were perfectly asleep in our beds, and then it was just a loud, massive crash that all jolted us out of bed,” Mitchell said.

Now, some residents are taking measures to better protect their valuables.

“We’re going to have little anchors on everything, so it doesn’t get damaged,” Shearon said.

Homeowners are ready for the frequent rattling in this area to stop.

“It’s unnatural for these to happen all of a sudden like they have the last four or five years," Mitchell said. "It hasn’t been a gradual increase. It’s been one day we don’t have them, and the next day they’re common."

Many residents feel that way and, Tuesday, some lawmakers called for change to disposal well operations.

This marks the 29th earthquake of a 4.0 magnitude or greater this year.