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Texoma Reacts to Quake

Texomans were a bit shaken up Wednesday. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma was felt across Texoma and as far south as Dallas.

Officials from the US Geological Survey said the 4.3 magnitude quake hit around 10 miles east of Norman, OK at 9:06 a.m. Some damage and two injuries were reported in the area.

People in Texoma said they were shocked to feel the effects here. Many weren't sure what had happened.

"I'm just really shocked," said Beth Jones of Bowie. "I mean earthquakes here?"

"I never expected that," said Dorothy Woolf, also of Bowie. "I hope we don't have anymore and I hope it's not worse."

Folks in town from as far away as Dallas said they or family members felt the shock in the Metroplex. Amy Benton of Dallas said her sister texted her saying it felt like trucks were rolling by her building and "my mom, who live sin Nocona, said she was sitting at her desk and, all of a sudden, the whole ground started shaking."

There have only been three stronger quakes in Oklahoma history. The strongest being the 5.0 magnitude quake that shook El Reno in 1952.

Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with the USGS, said he wouldn't be surprised if there were some small aftershocks following this quake. he didn't, however, expect those to be any stronger than a magnitude two or three.

Tim Barnosky, Newschannel 6.

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