CUSHING, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Five companies are being sued over a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in a central city in Oklahoma.READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
The lawsuit filed Monday by David and Myra Reid, Valerie Branyan and Timothy Harris names White Star Petroleum, Crown Energy Company, PetroWarrior LLC, Cher Oil Company and FHA Investments LLC. It asks for more than $10,000 for property damage, market value loss to property, emotional distress and punitive damages.
It alleges the companies caused the quake by injecting wastewater in the area.READ MORE: At Least 10 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
After hours phone calls Monday to the companies rang unanswered or messages were not immediately returned.
Officials say the November 6 quake substantially damaged 40 to 50 buildings in Cushing, but no damage was reported at a nearby oil storage hub.'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space
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