Bricks fell from buildings in the town of
The largest earthquake in recorded history in
"We just determined it's the largest earthquake, larger than
McNamara said they haven't determined if there was injection well activity in the area, so they can't confirm if the quake was induced or not.
"It was a 6.6 kilometers depth, so it was down in the deeper basement granitic rocks, not in the upper sediments where oil and gas formations are," he said. "That's typical of previous earthquake. Larger earthquakes have been at similar depths."
Saturday's quake also was the only quake greater than magnitude 5.5 felt in the conterminous
Only four quakes with a magnitude 5.0 or greater have occurred in the conterminous
Twitter users this morning reported feeling the quake across
Staffers at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in southeast
Randall's office reported damage to buildings and asked people not to come to the city so roads would be clear for emergency vehicles if needed.
"We've got buildings cracked," Randell said. "Most of it's brick and mortar, old buildings from the early 1900s."
"Then it just ... Everything went crazy after that. It just started shaking," said Wills, who lives about 2 1/2 miles outside of town. "It rocked my house like a rubber band. Threw stuff off cabinets and out of cabinets, broke glasses."
But then his home, which is about 2 1/2 miles outside of town, started shaking.
Wills said buildings in the downtown area are cracked and sandstone facing on some buildings fell and described the scene as "a mess."
Social media users reported dishes shaking and items falling off shelves in
"That one felt strong,"
"Knocked stuff off our walls/shelves in
A ceiling tile at the back of the store gave, and plaster and insulation fell from ceiling. Debris landed on a few chairs, Frazee said, but the damage was minimal.
"We do have another crack in the building, but it's barely noticeable," he said.
Frazee said they haven't noticed any damage from other quakes, but they keep an eye out for damage because of the building's age.
People also reported having family in
"My wife retired from the store next store over there. And I came down to see if I could help, but there wasn't anybody in there," Gibson said. "That old building ... I think they called it the
The quake was even felt inside a
Even at the campground at
"We were woken up by an earthquake ... the whole camper just shook,"
Shurley also said that it reminded him of the 2011 quake in
"That one I think was the one that identified that there were earthquakes in
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