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5.6 magnitude quake felt in Wichita area

  • Published Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11:16 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at 6:03 p.m.

Late Saturday evening people around the Wichita area felt the earth shake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 10:53 p.m. It was centered 4 miles east of Sparks, Okla., about 45 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The Weather Service said the quake had been felt throughout south-central and southeast Kansas and eastern and central Oklahoma.

At 2:12 a.m. Saturday, there was a 4.7 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City. That quake was also felt by people in Wichita.

—Eagle staff

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