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A question asked across Missouri this morning.

An earthquake:

USGS
5.6 – 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-09-03 12:02:44 (UTC) 6.6 km

We felt it in west central Missouri. There are reports of such in Kansas and across Missouri.

There have been a number of aftershocks in the same area:

3.6 – 15km WNW of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-09-03 12:58:39 (UTC) 1.8 km
2.9 – 12km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-09-03 12:57:36 (UTC) 5.0 km
2.7 – 10km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-09-03 12:32:02 (UTC) 5.0 km
3.4 – 9km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma 2016-09-03 12:16:22 (UTC) 3.9 km

We haven’t felt those.

One of the local Kansas City television stations, while reporting on the earthquake during their morning news show, asked viewers to stop calling the station about the earthquake.

Of course, social media lit up like a winter holiday tree (See what we did there?). We plead guilty to contributing to the lighting up social media part.

A glass panel at the east entrance to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Central Missouri - September 3, 2016.

A glass panel at the east entrance to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Central Missouri – September 3, 2016.

We have no idea if the damage to the glass panel is attributable to this morning’s earthquake. It may be a case of the earthquake prompting us to look at something that has been there for a long time instead of looking past it.

Update:

From Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (r), via Twitter:

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Governor Mary Fallin ‏@GovMaryFallin
OK Corp Comm regulators are contacting operators of about 35 Arbuckle disposal wells in @ a 500-square mile area telling them to shut down.
12:15 PM – 3 Sep 2016

So, those unholy regulators are shutting down disposal wells near the earthquake epicenter. Within seven days.

Someone (apparently from Kansas City) wasn’t impressed:

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Tina McGugan ‏@TinaMcGugan
.@GovMaryFallin @YaelTAbouhalkah Shut them down FOREVER. We don’t want your damned earthquakes up here in KC.
2:39 PM – 3 Sep 2016