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BREAKING NEWS: North Texas experiences aftershock of Oklahoma earthquake

BREAKING NEWS: North Texas experiences aftershock of Oklahoma earthquake

November 06
00:12 2011

Staff and Wire Reports

Only minutes after an earthquake of record-breaking magnitude hit near Oklahoma City, the aftershocks made their way to counties across North Texas, as residents reported feeling the ground tremble just before 11 p.m.

Denton residents experienced the resonating tremors from a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Shawnee, Okla at 10:53 p.m. Saturday.

Students Tweeted the Daily from locations on campus and around Denton with accounts of feeling the earthquakes’ aftershock.

“Felt it here in Honors, and people said they felt in in Mozart and Maple as well,” Emily Dismukes wrote just before 11:30.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website Saturday that a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Oklahoma at 2:12 a.m., with an epicenter about six miles north of Prague in Lincoln County. A 3.4 magnitude aftershock was reported at 2:27 a.m. from the same location, as well as a 2.7 magnitude aftershock at 2:44 a.m.

Since the initial earthquake, a spokesman for USGS said the agency has detected eight earthquakes in Oklahoma ranging from 2.7 to 5.6 magnitude.

Saturday’s 5.6 earthquake marks the largest Oklahoma has seen since 1952 when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook the city of El Reno.

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