Sunday, November 6, 2011

Record Quake Rocks Oklahoma, Other States

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck central Oklahoma at 2:12 a.m. Saturday, the Oklahoma Geological Survey reported, and it was followed by several aftershocks and then, after 10 p.m. last night, by the largest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma, a magnitude 5.6.

The quake, which lasted up to 30 seconds in some areas, also was felt in Missouri and Arkansas. The epicenter was near the Lincoln County town of Sparks.

The larger quakes emitted a loud crack and shook homes.

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