Oklahomans are scrambling to find out how to deal at least some of the devastating earthquakes that have hit the state this week.
Mary Fallin has asked all schools to cancel classes, while residents in the state have been advised to stay indoors for a few days.
The most devastating one has struck Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey says at least four people have died and more than 4,500 have been injured, including more than 1,000 children.
The state has issued its most-recent emergency declaration.
It states the quake’s epicenter is near the city of Oklahoma City and that it’s centered near the small town of Toccoa.
The epicenter has been moving in the same direction as the temblor since Sunday.
In a news release, Oklahoma Gov.
Fallin said:”Oklahoma has been on the brink of an epicenter for at least 10 days.
“We are thankful to the emergency responders and other partners in our state who have been doing a tremendous job.””
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallout speaks during a news conference about an earthquake that hit the Oklahoma City area. “
We are thankful to the emergency responders and other partners in our state who have been doing a tremendous job.”
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallout speaks during a news conference about an earthquake that hit the Oklahoma City area.
She says the quake has caused widespread damage and is impacting the lives of Okneadans.
The first quake that registered above magnitude 5.0 struck in the city.
Oklahoma State Patrol says the first quake measured 5.9.
The second quake was 7.3.
Dan Patrick says the Oklahoma Geological Society says the magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit about 8:30 p.m. local time Sunday, but it could have been stronger, which would have been worse.
Patrick says a more powerful quake could have hit earlier, possibly earlier in the evening.
The USGS says the tembling quake has damaged more than 300,000 homes and businesses.
The tembling earthquake has caused extensive damage to the Oklahoma state highway system, and the state has shut down schools, roads and other public facilities, the USGS said.
Okapawans are in a state of shock after the epicenter of the temble quake, which has caused severe damage to homes and damaged the Oklahoma State Highway System.
State Emergency Management Director Kevin Cramer said the tembly quake is still affecting people and businesses in Oklahoma.
Cramer said there is no immediate danger to the general public.
He said most of the damage is in the cities of Taos and Oklahoma City, which are close to each other.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.