Pawnee Nation declares state of emergency after earthquake
PAWNEE, Okla. (KTUL) -- Pawnee Nation has declared a state of emergency after Saturday's 5.6-magnitude earthquake.
According to the tribe's Facebook page, the quake caused damage to several of its buildings, which will remain closed until inspections can be conducted.
"We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause (our) citizens but it is necessary for us to ensure the safety of our employees," writes President W. Bruce Pratt.
Pawnee nation's emergency operations center is open and will remain so until the need is no longer necessary.
"Be safe and keep the citizens of the Pawnee Nation in your prayers," writes Pratt.
Saturday's quake began just after 7 a.m. and was centered about 9 miles northwest of Pawnee.
Sheriff Mike Walters says only one injury was reported. He says a man was treated at a hospital after suffering injuries from a chimney collapse.
Various levels of damage have been reported across Oklahoma, just one of at least seven states that felt Saturday's quake.
Following hte quake, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered all disposal wells with a 500-mile radius to shut down until further notice.