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US earthquake felt across four states

Oklahoma earthquake

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.

Sandstone bricks from the side of the historic Pawnee County Bank litter the footpath after an early morning earthquake in Oklahoma. Picture: Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman via AP

Sandstone bricks from the side of the historic Pawnee County Bank litter the footpath after an early morning earthquake in Oklahoma. Picture: Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman via APSource:AP

A supermarket worker cleans up after the earthquake. Picture: Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman via AP

A supermarket worker cleans up after the earthquake. Picture: Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman via APSource:AP

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”.

People in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake.

A local police department noted that the quake had apparently caused several structural fires, including one barn.

This story originally appeared in The Sun