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5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Oklahoma

3 Sep 2016, 10:17 am

Residents in northeast Oklahoma had a rude awakening Saturday morning when a 5.6 magnitude quake rocked the region. The epicenter was near Pawnee, OK at a depth of 4.35 miles.

09-03_0821_RCE_5-6 mag quake hits OK_NM (1)

The quake could be felt from at least six other states– Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska and Iowa.

This tied the quake of November 2011 as the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma state history.

Emergency management reports a building collapse in Pawnee, OK but there have been no reported injuries.

Earthquakes in the central United States can be felt at further distances than along the west coast due to the softer ground. Seismic waves will travel a further distance with the soil types in the central U.S.

For WeatherNationTV– Meteorologist Nick Merianos

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