A LARGE earthquake has rocked the United States overnight on the start of a national holiday weekend.
According to The Sun, it measured 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, making it Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake on record.
The tremors could be felt more than 1000 kilometres away and across four states.
No major damage was immediately reported.
Sean Weide in Omaha, Nebraska, said that he’d never been in an earthquake before and thought he was getting dizzy.
Weide said he and one of his daughters “heard the building start creaking” and said it “was surreal”.
Strong Oklahoma earthquake felt from Nebraska to Texas https://t.co/7vhPAO6622 pic.twitter.com/GmdV9VDNSN
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 3, 2016
People in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake.
Radar captured birds taking flight during #Oklahoma 5.6 magnitude #earthquake this morning. pic.twitter.com/3VamNIceAP
— Eric Tinney (@erictinney) September 3, 2016
A local police department noted that the quake had apparently caused several structural fires, including one barn.
This story originally appeared in The Sun