BREAKING: Earthquake Felt in Iowa

Oklahoma Earthquake

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma early on Saturday, causing damage and tremors that were felt from Iowa to Texas. The quake was reported just after 7am CDT near Pawnee, Oklahoma. The earthquake ties the strongest in Oklahoma’s history. The previous record was set on Nov. 5, 2011.

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Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

(9) Comments

  1. Yes! I was lying in bed, fully awake this morning, and jumped up after feeling 2 “waves” in my room. I had experienced this feeling 20 years ago when living in the Monterey, CA area, so I knew exactly what it was…earthquake tremors! I live in NW Illinois.

  2. Wow! I’m here in OK and it felt like a dog was violently scratching himself. Woke me up. I didn’t understand what was going on and thought I was being pranked. My bed shook for a lil while and I realized it was an earthquake. Crazy!

  3. I had just gotten off work and was laying down for bed and I felt my bed move thought it was my kids playing a joke so I kind of sat up and they were not in my room neither was my cat so I brushed it off and layed back down but felt my bed wiggle again.. Wasn’t sure what was going on so I just went to sleep and woke up and read the post.. … From Monticello Iowa

  4. I felt it in central Iowa and worried that the plumbing in our house was going to shake apart. Wondered how the cats in the next room could possibly be attacking the cat tree with such vigor…or could it be….surely not!…an earthquake???!! The fracking in Oklahoma seems to have caused an increase in earthquakes. Now that their quakes are being felt here, it is clearly time to hold a moratorium on fracking! There will be people who argue that it hasn’t been proven, but this danger is too serious to wait for proof.

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