The state of Oklahoma had a 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday night, the largest earthquake in the region since 1952. Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks well after the earthquake.
More than ten aftershocks measuring at least 3.0 magnitude were reported Sunday, Cnn.com Geologists now believe that a magnitude 3.7 earthquake recorded Saturday morning in Oklahoma was a foreshock to the quake that followed later.
Two of the aftershocks at 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. were said to be rather big, reaching a magnitude of 4.0. At least ten aftershocks were recorded by midday on Sunday, FoxNews.com
Oklahoma has received a lot of earthquakes in the past but nothing quite of this magnitude or nature. Several residents in the Central Oklahoma region are beginning to fear that they are living on an active fault. Several residents are still without power and homes, as the cleanup of the rubble is well underway, LATimes.com
Authorities said that the quake rattled the Oklahoma State Cowboys football stadium approximately 50 miles away, and also shook several buildings. The earthquake affects were felt in several other states as well including Tennessee, Texas and Ohio. No reports of serious injuries or damages have been released yet, CBSnews.com
However, the earthquake did cause a bit of damage, especially near the epicenter. A two-lane highway that is located between Oklahoma city and the Arkansas state line, was destructed in several places following the strong quake, MSNBC.com
Rescue workers are continuing the recovery process and there is no timetable set on when the damage will be repaired. Geologists are still trying to figure out exactly what caused the massive quake.