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November 6, 2011

5.6 magnitude quake felt in Wichita area

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

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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