Residents in Oklahoma are still in shock after being hit by an unlikely earthquake.
Early this morning, around 7 AM, residents of Pawnee, OK woke up to a terrifying feeling. Everything around them was shifting as an earthquake struck.
The quake was measured a 5.8 on the richter scale and left plenty of damage across Oklahoma. Foundations were unsettled and some even fear that some houses were crumbled to the ground.
The interesting thing about this earthquake however, is that people in northern states felt it as well. There were reports from Chicago all the way to Dallas from people exclaiming they felt shaking too, which is a bit frightening!
Scientists are stating that since the quake happened on such soft ground, which explains why people felt it from hundreds of miles away.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) September 3, 2016
Many concerned residents in OK posted photos of the aftermath to Twitter, and the results are rather eery.
— J Berry Harrison III (@boberryIII) September 3, 2016
— Randy (@Randy_Troutt) September 3, 2016
Still in awe, residents reported that the quake lasted at least 20 seconds, which of course felt like hours! This is apparently the biggest quake to hit the state since 2011.
Many people were scared to say the least.
I JUST WOKE UP TO AN EARTHQUAKE THAT WAS SO TERRIFYING I THOUGHT A DEMON WAS SHAKING MY BED OR SOMETHING
OK MOTHER NATURE THIS IS FINE
— whitney atkinson (@whittynovels) September 3, 2016
EARTHQUAKE!! That was some crazy scary stuff!!
— sharlene halbert (@shalbert_13) September 3, 2016
No injuries have been reported yet, but we will be updating if indeed there is more to this story.