Aftershocks Felt In South Central Kansas

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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October 13, 2010

Some Wichitans felt the aftershocks of Oklahoma's second strongest earthquake Wednesday morning.

"I was just sitting at my desk and all of a sudden it was like a wobble," said Heather Campbell. She felt the aftershock on the second floor of Jardine Hall at Wichita State University. "It's kind of like when you're at the mall. You're on the second floor and you can start feeling the floor wobble on you."

The earthquake was centered about six miles east of Norman. The United States Geological Survey initially registered the earthquake at 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale. Other geologists in Oklahoma believe it was as strong as 5.1.

"A 4 or 5 on the Richter scale would produce enough energy to feel and shake objects in a room or cause dishes to fall off the wall," said Dr. William Parcell, WSU Geology Department Chair. "There's a number of earthquakes that occur every year in Kansas and Oklahoma and some of them can be felt."

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