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Earthquake blamed for water main break in Cushing

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CUSHING, Okla. – A large earthquake that was recorded this past weekend is being blamed for damage to several buildings and a water line through Cushing.

On Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered just west of the town of Cushing.

The quake rattled residents across the Sooner State and was even felt in Kansas City and Little Rock, Arkansas.

When the shaking stopped, Cushing officials announced that several buildings had sustained damage and a few residents suffered minor injuries.

On Monday, city leaders warned residents to avoid Hwy 18, just north of Carson St., as crews began repairing a water main that was damaged because of the quake.

The Cushing Water Department shut down Hwy 18 until at least 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and find an alternate route.