Earthquake Oklahoma 2011: USGS says Oklahoma hit by 5.6 magnitude quake

By on Nov 6, 2011 in Natural Disasters, United States, World Comments
Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma State Capitol
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Oklahoma was hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, November 5, 2011 according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as reported by several international news sites.

The Oklahoma quake, reportedly one of the state’s strongest earthquakes, was strongly felt in the central area after a day of experiencing smaller quakes. The Boone Pickens Stadium at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater that is within the 50 miles (80 kilometers) radius was strongly affected.

Authorities reported that the quake shook buildings, left cracks and was felt all the way in Tennessee and Wisconsin. However, no immediate reports on injuries and major damages were made available by emergency response teams.

Earlier in the day, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reportedly felt in the same Oklahoma area.

If the USGS record will not change, reports say that it will go down as Oklahoma‘s strongest quake on record. Previous records from USGS shows that the strongest quake in Oklahoma has a 5.5 magnitude.



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