An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.0 shook central Oklahoma on Sunday, causing damage to a number of buildings. The epicentre of the quake struck the city of Cushing, about 50 miles (80km) northeast of Oklahoma City, at 19:44 local time (01:44 GMT Monday), BBC reports.

 

Tremors were felt as far away as Texas. Authorities in Cushing reported "quite of bit of damage", and schools in the city will be closed on Monday so that buildings can be checked.

 

There have been 19 earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, according to data provided by the US Geological Survey.

 

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