Damage reported as 5.6M earthquake hits Lincoln County, Oklahoma

After a day of smaller quakes, Oklahoma’s Lincoln County was hit by a 5.6M earthquake on Saturday evening. Early reports suggest that several buildings have been damaged, though there are so far no indications of death or injury.

The earthquake is believed to be the most powerful ever recorded in the state, its impact felt as far afield as Kansas and Missouri. It struck at 10:53pm local time at a location about 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, near the town of Sparks. Football players gathered at a local stadium reported that the entire building shook as the quake hit.

Some local residents near Sparks reported that cracks have appeared in their walls as a result of the quake, but local authorities say that no injuries have been reported and a clean-up operation will begin on Sunday.


About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.


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