Residents at a home on West 24th Street in West Odessa tell Big 2 that they felt their home shake around 9:50 AM Thursday.
Residents thought a blast or explosion caused the shaking, but it turns out that a malfunction involving some hydrostatic testing being performed by Centurion Pipeline L.P. in the area (for mechanical integrity) caused the shaking.
Officials with Centurion Pipeline tell Big 2 that an 18-inch underground crude oil pipeline failed during the routine testing, which involves high-pressure water.
The pipeline failure led to a rapid release of water in the area, along with the associated shaking and blast sensations in the area.
The water release was quickly contained, and Centurion Pipeline has been working with government authorities to clean-up the affected area.
The clean-up process is expected to take a few days.
No one was injured in the incident.