US Geological Survey agency 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma rattles Denton

5.6-magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma rattles Denton

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma led to Denton residents feeling aftershocks a little after 7 a.m. Saturday.

The quake occurred about eight miles north west of Pawnee, Oklahoma, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was the largest in Oklahoma since November 2011, when another 5.6-magnitude earthquake occurred near Prague, Oklahoma, the agency said in a statement online.

Local station FOX23 showed photos of damaged buildings and grocery stores with food scattered throughout the aisles.

People in Denton told the authorities they had felt the quake. UNT students took to social media to report feeling it as well, while some said they slept through it.

The quakes were felt the furthest in Texas in the town of Big Lake, near San Angelo, which is 437 miles away from the center of the quake.

The furthest it was felt in the country was in Chicago, about 620 miles away.

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