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Archive for Monday, November 7, 2011

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Oklahoma

November 7, 2011, 9:43 p.m. Updated November 7, 2011, 11:06 p.m.

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TULSA, Okla. — Another earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, nearly two days after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Prague struck at 8:46 p.m. Monday. The survey had reported at least five additional tremors since the initial earthquake hit Saturday night.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said she hadn't received any immediate reports of additional damage or injuries from the Monday night quake, which occurred in the same area as the weekend temblor.

Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes annually until 2009. Last year, 1,047 quakes shook the state.

Here in Kansas, residents again took to Twitter between 9 and 10 p.m. to talk about the rumbling in West and North Lawrence, Tonganoxie and Wichita.

Did you feel it? Let us know here or on our social media.

Comments

toughangel41 3 years, 1 month ago

We felt this one in Lawrence on Haversham Dr. Near Hallmark and Berry Plastics. My bed was swaying kind of scary

bearded_gnome 3 years, 1 month ago

felt it quite well in north lawrence.

yeeeehaw!

also definitely felt the bigger one on saturday night.

Kevin Randell 3 years, 1 month ago

I live about 60 miles from the epicenter and have felt all 3. I have to say it's pretty neat. At first I thought about what could be causing the plates in the earth to shift and came to the conclusion that it has to be the expansion of ice under the plates from Hell freezing over. I mean because if OSU is in contention for a national championship, hell must have frozen over. :)

But seriously though, I inspected my house and did find damage. I am going to have to buy a new butt because it has a crack in it...... :)

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