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Saturday, April 21, 2018

The day before the presidential election, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck just outside Cushing, Oklahoma—an 8,000-person town that’s also North America’s top oil-trading hub and one of the largest oil-storage facilities in the world. The quake knocked bricks off century-old buildings, cracked foundations and forced Cushing to evacuate its downtown. Workers at the town’s sprawling oil…

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