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5.6 Magnitude earthquake hits Oklahoma, largest in state history PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 November 2011 06:40


Yahoo - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in Oklahoma late on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, toppling a chimney, damaging buildings and sending a boulder the size of an SUV onto a rural road.

 

The quake was the strongest in Oklahoma history, topping a tremor of 5.5 magnitude in 1952, according to the USGS.It was the second quake recorded in the state within 24 hours after a tremor of 4.7 magnitude early on Saturday.

Both quakes were centered east of Oklahoma City in Lincoln County.

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