North-central Oklahoma earthquake rocks Midwest this morning


by Alex Kirkpatrick, Digital Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Simpson College early-risers may have woken up to an uncharacteristic rocking sensation Saturday morning due to earth tremors stemming from north-central Oklahoma.

The United States Geological Survey said that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake was reported just after 7 a.m. about 8 miles northwest of Pawnee, Oklahama, tying it for the state’s strongest earthquake on record — the first in November 2011.

The earthquake was felt as far away as Dallas and Des Moines. No major damage has been reported.

Twitter users were quick to react:

H/t to Kedron Bardwell