Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Oklahoma, Is Felt in Topeka

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Oklahoma, Is Felt in Topeka

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which shook northwest Oklahoma at 11:07 a.m. Saturday, brought tremors across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Gargan said he felt the quake at the weather service office near Philip Billard Municipal Airport in Topeka.

Employees in the office also saw a "slight motion" in their building's floor, Gargan said.

Fairview, Okla., police and the Major County Sheriff's Office said there were no reports of injury or damage as a result of the quake, which struck about 17 miles north of Fairview.

A second earthquake measured at magnitude 3.9 shook the same area at 11:17 a.m., the USGS reported. …

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