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4.5 Quake Strikes Near Pawnee



A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has shaken north-central Oklahoma.

The earthquake occurred at 11:27 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Officials say a smaller quake (2.8) was recorded in the same area just before 9 a.m.

Pawnee Police say that preliminary reports show no significant damage. Officers will be checking buildings that were damaged in September’s 5.8 quake.

The USGS originally estimated the earthquake at magnitude 4.1. A magnitude 3.3 quake was recorded Saturday near Pawnee.

According to social media reports, the quake Tuesday night could be felt as far away as Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri.