Strong Oklahoma earthquake felt in Kansas
The Oklahoma earthquake that struck at the beginning of the work day, Wednesday, could be felt as far away as Kansas.
One of the strongest earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma rattled parts of five states Wednesday and left two people with minor injuries.
The earthquake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles east of Norman in Cleveland County, sharply shaking portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude to be 4.3, but research seismologist Austin Holland said the Oklahoma Geological Survey measured it at 5.1. The higher figure would make Wednesday's temblor the second-strongest here since records began.
Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with National Earthquake Information Center, said the quake was felt up to 170 miles away, at Bartlesville in northeastern Oklahoma and Wichita in southern Kansas. Reports also came in from Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.