Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma Saturday Morning

Earthquake

Many people living in Pawnee, Oklahoma woke up Saturday morning to cracked mortar and broken windows after a strong earthquake sent tremors through the small town just after 7:00 a.m.

The 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit about nine miles northwest of Pawnee and ran about 2.8 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The residents of Northeastern Oklahoma were not the only ones shaken awake though; the quake was felt in seven states including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. This comes after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck the same region of Oklahoma just earlier this week.

OK TulsaAccording to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, OK this earthquake ties the record for the strongest earthquake to hit the state. The previous record was set on November fifth, back in 2011.