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Pair of Earthquakes Shake Oklahomans Awake

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Oklahomans were startled awake by a pair of earthquakes early Saturday morning.

Thousands of Oklahoman's report feeling the 4-point-7 magnitude earthquake that hit the state shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.

Seismologists with the US Geological Survey are reporting the earthquake's epicenter about 50 miles southwest of Tulsa near the town of Prague.

The USGS reports people as far north as Kansas City and as far south as the Dallas/Fort Worth area felt the quake, which hit at 2:12 a.m. and was followed by a second quake of 3.4 magnitude at 2:27 a.m.

You can report feeling the latest earthquake at the USGS website  www.okgeosurvey1.gov .

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma was a 5.5 Magnitude that hit near El Reno on April 9, 1952.  According to USGS records, chimneys toppled and buildings cracked during that quake that was felt as far away as Nebraska.

No reports of damage so far with this latest earthquake.
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