Oklahoma Earthquake Shakes Northeast Kansas

By: WIBW/AP - Stephanie Ramos-Tomeoni, Josh Mabry
By: WIBW/AP - Stephanie Ramos-Tomeoni, Josh Mabry

Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the central portion of Oklahoma Saturday, and rumbles were felt as far as Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported from Golden, Colo., on its website that it monitored a 5.6 magnitude quake at 10:53 p.m. local time Saturday, centered about 44 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City.

WIBW received reports from people that felt the quake in Dwight, Stillwater, Topeka, Lawrence, Emporia, Kansas City, Junction City and Fort Riley.

No injuries associated with the quake were reported Saturday evening, and news of the earthquake took to Twitter quickly, as it became a trending topic.

The quake came after at least three earthquakes shook much of the same area in Oklahoma early Saturday.

A 4.7 magnitude quake struck at 2:12 a.m., with an epicenter about six miles north of Prague in southern Lincoln County, the USGS reported on its website. That is about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City.


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