Another earthquake in Oklahoma jars North Texas

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by WALT ZWIRKO

WFAA

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 8 at 9:20 AM

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake
8:47 p.m. Monday

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Another moderate earthquake rocked central Oklahoma on Monday night, and the tremors were felt here in North Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:47 p.m. and was recorded at 4.7 magnitude. Like the series of weekend earthquakes, the epicenter was pinpointed near Prague, about 44 miles east of Oklahoma City.

WFAA.com asked for reports from Facebook users, and dozens said they had felt the quake in North Texas.

"I'm in Mesquite and felt it," said Corey Ainsworth.

"My couch was shaking in Celina!" Stephanie Gunnerson said.

"The floor trembled and made my laptop shake in my lap!" reported Kristen Tucker in Mesquite.

"I felt it just east of Downtown (Bryan place neighborhood)," said Caroline Chatterton. "I felt the one on Saturday night also! When will it end!?!"

But other reports came in from viewers in North Richland Hills, Allen, Forney, Arlington, and other North Texas cities who said they felt nothing.

Officials said Monday night's quake was shallow, about three miles under the Earth's crust, which made it more likely to be felt at greater distances.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday night was Oklahoma's most powerful ever, following a swarm of smaller tremors. The ground has continued to shake since then with a series of aftershocks.

Damage reports continued to come into the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, with the bulk from Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Creek and Okfuskee counties.

Damage ranged from cracks in the walls of homes across the area to a bridge in Okfuskee County awaiting inspection by an engineer, spokeswoman Keli Cain said. State officials didn't yet have an estimate for the total damage, and said it could take several more days to compile one.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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