WICHITA (FoxKansas.com) -- Residents in central Oklahoma were trying to adjust to life on Monday, one day after a 5.6-magnitude quake rattled the state and set of dozens of aftershocks that frayed nerves and set many people on edge.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the initial quake occurred on Saturday night at 10:53 pm and was centered 4 miles east of Sparks, Okla., which is about 45 miles east of Oklahoma City. The rumbling was strong enough that it was felt as far north as Salina in Kansas and as far south as the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Some residents in Wichita also reported feeling the ground shake. Several residents in Kansas called their 911 service to report the incident during the quake.
The earthquake shook homes and buildings and was loud but no injuries or major reports of damage have been reported. According to Reuters, at least 14 homes were damaged during the tremor. And CNN reported that at least three sections of U.S. Route 62 buckled from the quake.
The earthquake was the strongest in Oklahoma since 1952, when a 5.5-magnitude occurred on April 9, 1952, the Oklahoma Geological Survey reported.
The initial incident prompted several aftershocks, including several that measured 3.0 or higher. By Sunday morning, at least 30 aftershocks were reported, CNN reported.
Emergency management officials say the quake in Oklahoma should serve as a wake up call for Kansas residents. Although they are not common in Kansas, the natural disaster ranks No. 5 on the list of the state's top natural hazards list. The list, in order of occurrence, is: Flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, drought and earthquakes.
FoxKansas.com Staff Writer Alfred Charles contributed to this report. He can be reached at email@example.com.