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Earthquake gives Wichita a shake

When a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes right under your house

The biggest earthquake to ever shake Oklahoma was right under Mike Haslip's home outside Pawnee, Oklahoma.
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The biggest earthquake to ever shake Oklahoma was right under Mike Haslip's home outside Pawnee, Oklahoma.

An earthquake shook the Wichita area Thursday night, officials reported.

The 3.9 quake occurred at 9:26 p.m. about nine miles south-southeast of Medford, Okla., just south of the Kansas border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred three miles below the surface.

The shaking prompted numerous reactions on social media.

“That was either a long rumbly earthquake or a big truck just drove by,” one Wichita woman posted on Facebook.

Residents in Benton, Danville, Wichita and Derby were among those who reported feeling the quake. One Derby resident reported windows shaking at their house.

Earlier in the day, a weaker earthquake occurred southwest of Wichita. The 2.5 quake was detected about 10 miles west-northwest of Harper, according to the U.S.G.S. It was nearly six miles deep.

Surveillance video shows a 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocking a fire station in Edmond, Oklahoma at 9:56 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Originally, the earthquake was measured to be a 4.4; however, it was later downgraded to 4.2. (Courtesy of Ed

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