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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Oklahoma City

November 5, 2011 |  9:30 pm

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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Oklahoma City at 8:53 p.m. Pacific Time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was a shallow 3.1 miles deep and was centered four miles east of Sparks, which is east of Oklahoma City.

The quake was the largest in a series of temblors to hit the area Saturday. A 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the region at 2:12 a.m. and was felt as far away as Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

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--Stephanie Chavez in Los Angeles

Photo: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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