Five point three.
If that magnitude holds up, it will be the fourth largest earthquake in state history.
That in itself is sort of newsy, but this is worse. Adam Wilmoth reports energy stuff for the Oklahoman:
That 5.3 earthquake was centered near Cushing, home of the country’s largest commercial oil storage hub. I’m checking about damage.
— Adam Wilmoth (@awilmoth) November 7, 2016
I mean, we’re talking pipelines in every direction except straight up.
The sensation was weird: I heard what I thought was wind over the back fence, and the rumble moved forward, clearing the house in about 35 seconds. No damage here that I can tell, but then I’m pretty far away.
Update, 8:40 pm: Downgraded to 5.0. Now #5 on the all-time list.