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Oklahoma’s third-largest earthquake ever is felt in Kansas City

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a significant earthquake Saturday morning in northwest Oklahoma. Kansas City area residents said they felt the quake.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a significant earthquake Saturday morning in northwest Oklahoma. Kansas City area residents said they felt the quake.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma on Saturday morning was felt in the Kansas City area.

The quake hit about 21 miles northwest of Fairview, Okla., shortly after 11 o’clock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It rated the earthquake significant.

And it was significant enough to be felt in Kansas City, according to a Twitter post by Emily Folks.

She added that she hoped everyone in Oklahoma was OK.

Also, Overland Park resident Colby Kinser tweeted out that he’d felt the Oklahoma earthquake.

The Tulsa World reported that Saturday’s earthquake was the third largest in the state’s history. Oklahoma has seen other significant geologic activity recently. A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit in January near the site of Saturday’s earthquake, the newspaper reported.

Mark Davis: 816-234-4372, @mdkcstar

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