Monday, November 7, 2011

Another Oklahoma earthquake felt in Kansas City

Another earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, and once again, people reported feeling the tremors in Kansas City.

Nearly two days after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Prague struck at 8:46 p.m. Monday. The survey had reported at least five additional tremors since the initial earthquake hit Saturday night.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said she hadn’t received any immediate reports of additional damage or injuries from the Monday night quake, which occurred in the same area as the weekend temblor.

Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes annually until 2009. Last year, 1,047 quakes shook the state.

In the Kansas City area, the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said that it received a couple of calls on Monday evening from people who said they felt the aftershock. One of the callers was in Cameron. The other told forecasters that it was powerful enough to shake the caller’s computer.

In addition, social media sites were buzzing with reports from Kansas City-area people who said they felt the quake.


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