5.6 temblor in Oklahoma rattles Kansas

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Many in Kansas were shaken from their Saturday morning slumber by a large 5.6 magnitude earthquake. 

Social media came to life after the 7:02 a.m. quake -- hundreds of calls and messages asking whether KAKE News staff felt it. Well, we're right there with you, KAKEland. 

The quake occurred about 14 kilometers northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the shaker had a depth of 6.6 kilometers. 

"We are getting lots of of reports of buildings with bricks that came off and broken windows," Dede Pershall, the Pawnee police and fire dispatcher told CNN.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Some KAKE viewers said items fell from their walls and shelves. Reports of feeling the quake stretched to Iowa and Dallas, Texas.

The initial magnitude of 5.6 ties the strongest quake in Oklahoma's history. A 5.6 magnitude occurred on November 6, 2011 in Lincoln County, 

If you have photos or damage reports, post them to the KAKE-TV Facebook page or email them to news@kake.com. 

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