Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

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An earthquake has rattled a swath of the Great Plains from Nebraska to North Texas.

The United States Geological Survey said that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 7:02 a.m. Saturday in north-central Oklahoma. It also tweeted that aftershocks may occur.

People in Kansas City, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake. Dallas TV station WFAA tweeted that it felt the quake, too.

Sean Weide in Omaha, Nebraska, said he’d never been in an earthquake before and thought he was getting dizzy.

Weide said he and one of his daughters “heard the building start creaking” and said it “was surreal.”

This is the biggest quake to hit the state since the November 2011, said Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.

8 comments

  • confused

    Not so much corporate greed as consumer need. When people are willing to live like the 1600s with no plastics, electricity, telephone, cell phone, cars (gas AND electric), airplanes, boats, trains, motorcylces ,rvs, -even bicycles are built in factories- polyester, nylon, rayon, no factories to make anything, etc there will be the need to mine and frack. So even though you dislike it, you are a part of it. Unfortunately with progress, collateral damage will result. The old saying you cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs. I too, am using a laptop. GUILTY.

  • Libsareliars

    Hey Kevin you have proof that fracking caused this or you just like to blame the oil companies??? I guess the great San Francisco earthquake in the early 1900’s was caused by all the fracking also. Oh wait fracking did not exist at that time. Moron!!!

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