Mid-Southerners report feeling Oklahoma earthquake


Pawnee, Okla. – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook north central Oklahoma just after 7:00 a.m.

The epicenter was near Pawnee which is west of Tulsa.

Several people here in the Mid-South say they felt the earthquake.

Staff members at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital report lights swinging.

A WREG viewer in Milan, Tennessee told us, “I felt something! I was sitting in my car and it felt wavy, made me dizzy, I thought was this an earthquake?”


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

No injuries have been reported.

This is the biggest quake to hit the state since the November 2011, said Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management