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domingo, 6 de novembro de 2011

Oklahoma Earthquake Felt in North Texas

North Texans report tremors to shaking houses

By Frank Heinz
|  Saturday, Nov 5, 2011  |  Updated 11:52 PM CST

5.6 OK Quake Felt Across North Texas
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Hundreds of North Texans report feeling the ground move or their homes shaking moments after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook central Oklahoma Saturday night.
Saturday night's quake was recorded at 10:53 by the United States Geological Survey.  The USGS originally reported the quake was a 5.3, but said it was a 5.6 after it was reviewed by a seismologist. 
The 5.6 rating makes it the largest quake in Oklahoma's history.  Reports show that the record-setting earthquake has been felt from Texas to St. Louis.
The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 21 miles north-northeast of Shawnee, which is roughly 40 miles east of Oklahoma City. The depth of the quake, from the USGS was 3.1 miles.
A series of quakes, the largest being a 4.8, shook the same area overnight Friday.  Aftershocks of 3.4 and 2.7 were recorded at 2:27 a.m. and 2:44 a.m. Saturday, respectively.
The earthquakes are occurring on a known fault line, the Oklahoma Geological Survey told Oklahoma's NewsOn6.com.


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