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Oklahoma struck by 5.6-magnitude quake, strongest in a series of shakes

By Associated Press

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OKLAHOMA CITY >> Authorities say a 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit central Oklahoma, but they had no immediate reports of any injuries or major damages.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported from Golden, Colo., on its website that it detected a 5.6 magnitude quake at 10:53 p.m. local time Saturday, centered about 44 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City. It had initially reported the temblor as a 5.2 magnitude quake.

Michelann Ooten, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, also confirmed a quake on the scale of 5 was recorded.

Ooten said no injuries were reported to emergency management officials and she had no reports of major damage.

It came on a day a series of quakes rattled the state, including a 4.7 magnitude quake at 2:12 a.m. Saturday, with an epicenter about six miles north of Prague in southern Lincoln County. That's about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City.

A 3.4 magnitude aftershock was reported at 2:27 a.m. from the same location.

The quakes earlier in the day were reportedly felt as far away as Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.







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