Oklahoma has been hit yesterday with the biggest earthquake in its history. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck at 10:53 a.m. and nearly lasted a full minute. It was centered 44 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City.
The quake follows a series of earthquakes that shook the city earlier, starting with a 4.7 magnitude earthquake which occurred early Saturday morning. Since then, there have been over ten aftershocks.
Paul Earle, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told AP that the aftershocks could continue for days and even months.
Seismographs were only installed in the area last year after a significant increase in the number of earthquakes to hit the state. Scientists do not know why the quakes are increasing.
Pastor Paul Begley, radio talk show host and owner of the website PaulBegleyProphecy.com, has claimed that Oklahoma’s earthquakes are one of many signs currently revealing the end of days arriving.
However, no deaths have been reported, although there have been reports of several injuries.
Falling furniture and cracked walls have been reported and a 25-foot tower separated from an administration building collapsed at a university.