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Overnight Oklahoma earthquake felt in southern Kansas

November 5, 2011

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities say three earthquakes that have shaken much of central Oklahoma could be felt as far away as Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

The U.S. Geological Survey says on its website early Saturday morning that a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:12 a.m., with an epicenter about six miles north of Prague in southern Lincoln County. That's about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City.

A 3.4 magnitude aftershock was reported at 2:27 a.m. from the same location.

The survey says a 2.7 magnitude quake also was recorded at 2:44 a.m.

Lincoln County sheriff officials say there have been no reports of injuries but several people have reported items falling off walls.

Oklahoma City police officials say they have received several 911 calls, but have no reports of injuries or damage.

Comments

Getaroom 3 years ago

Darn, it wasn't grand enough swallow up "The Denier" Jim Inhoffe, a man that evolution skipped a beat on. Maybe next time around. Two opposing thumbs for another chance anyway.

blindrabbit 3 years ago

Not that we needed a reason to dump on the senior senator from Oklahoma but! The reason Oklahoma is drying up and burning is no doubt due to the purgatory imposed on Christian whacko James Inhofe. Too much greasing his palms from the petroleum industry for this nut to understand climate change. This guy should have a hardshelled preacher and not a representative of his constituents. Wonder if his I.Q. is recordable.

Steph Shepard 3 years ago

My family felt it in Coffeyville, KS! Dad said they were getting a lot of 911 calls

Keith 3 years ago

Just felt another aftershock.

Jessmynne 3 years ago

Here too, fairly long one if the epicenter is in Oklahoma again. My neighbor was up early this morning & said she felt it. Didn't really believe her, have to apologize to her tomorrow.

Mysons 3 years ago

Ok I just felt that too and wasn't sure that was what it was - eerie

EarthaKitt 3 years ago

Holy crap!!!!! That was crazy!!!!

Brad Greenwood 3 years ago

Okay, then I'm not the only one who felt that.... good!

ecm5119 3 years ago

We felt it too (near Deerfield Elementary).

uncleandyt 3 years ago

My building wiggled at 10:56 ish.

vuduchyld 3 years ago

heard it more than felt it....but WOW

Peaty Romano 3 years ago

Funky, I thought my dog was scratching her ear and leaning against my desk because it was shaking. I looked over and no dog, weird.

EarthaKitt 3 years ago

Our whole house rumbled for what seemed like 30 seconds. Maybe at 11:55 or so? Totally freaked me out. We're near Pinckney.

Kristine Bailey 3 years ago

Just felt a shake here about 15 minutes ago by clinton lake

Grump 3 years ago

I'll bet Fred Phelps is going to have something to say about this.

ridikkulus 3 years ago

Near Pinckney, also. Scared the pets, that's for sure! Spent many years in seismically active areas, but never expected to feel it here! Tornadoes will at least announce their presence!

mdrndgtl 3 years ago

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gdivilbiss 3 years ago

That is a first for me. I heard a couple of pops or the sound of something moving and felt two shakes. My screen shook a little later.

kernal 3 years ago

Shake, rattle and roll! Likely will be some aftershocks since this was a 5.2.

Wonder how the Madrid Fault is doing what with the unusual activity in AR, OK and the East Coast area.

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