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Throwback Tulsa: Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake to date on this day in 2016

Throwback Tulsa: Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake to date on this day in 2016

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A milestone 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 3, 2016 led then-Gov. Mary Fallin to issue a state of emergency for Pawnee County, and state oil and gas industry regulators to order the shutdown of disposal wells in a more than 700-square-mile area near the quake’s epicenter.

At least one person was injured in the quake; at least three homes within Pawnee County Emergency Management’s jurisdiction were damaged; and three buildings were damaged within Pawnee city limits, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management release.

Here are the largest earthquakes in the state by county, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

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