5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 8:25 am
By: News On 6

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake centered near Pawnee felt across Oklahoma Saturday morning.

The USGS says the quake was felt from Omaha to Dallas.

News On 6 has gotten numerous reports of viewers from Tahlequah to Stillwater, and even Fayetteville, Arkansas who felt the quake Saturday morning.

After the initial quake, which ties one in 2011 for the largest ever, we have had aftershocks. There was a 2.7 magnitude at 7:32 a.m., a 2.9 magnitude at 7:57 a.m. and a 3.6 magnitude at 7:58 a.m.

News On 6 is getting reports of damage in the Pawnee area.  Fire officials say a building in downtown Pawnee is burning.

Our seismograph at News9.com in Oklahoma City shows the quake hit at 7:02 a.m.

Advisory from Oklahoma Corporation Commission Office of Public Information

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says its seismicity team are working this morning’s earthquake.

Social media sites went wild with many people reporting being woken by the early morning quake.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located eight miles northwest of Pawnee, 21 miles south, southeast of Ponca City, 22 miles north, northeast of Stillwater, 44 miles south Arkansas City, Kansas, and 73 miles north, northeast of Oklahoma City. It was about four miles deep.