Oklahoma Earthquake November 5, 2011 Measures 5.6 Magnitude One of Many

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An Oklahoma earthquake rocked the state for what felt like a minute, but may have been 40 or 45 seconds. Shortly after the end of the Oklahoma State University vs. Kansas St. NCAA football game ended, the world started shaking in Stillwater, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and elsewhere throughout the state. The official time was 10:53:10 p.m.

Oklahoma Earthquake November 5, 2011 Measures 5.2 Magnitude One of ManyPeople from throughout the state report feeling the latest Oklahoma earthquake. It actually happened during the middle of the late night newscasts. The quake’s epicenter was near Sparks, and it was a magnitude 5.6, which is really huge for OK. In fact, it is the largest ever in OK.

A trembler this huge does not feel like an aftershock, and the news about that will likely come as the USGS analyzes what has happened today with over 50 quakes on November 5, 2011. The depth of the most recent Oklahoma earthquake was just under 2 miles, which is very shallow.

People who felt the quake report a roaring sound that was like a low-flying airplane and a shaking that shook windows, pictures and other things in their houses. In all, it is safe to say that people in the state are all shook up after this day.

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