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Thu October 14, 2010

Earthquake Aftermath

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor says crews looking for quake damage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says teams have been dispatched to assess the impact on state infrastructure of one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma.

Henry said in a statement Wednesday that crews from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are checking roads and bridges, and the Department of Central Services and the Department of Public Safety are reviewing state facilities and buildings for damage. He says no significant problems had been reported.

The earthquake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles east of Norman in Cleveland County. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude to be 4.3, but the Oklahoma Geological Survey measured it at 5.1.

Authorities say at least two people sustained minor injuries in the quake, and minor damage primarily to windows and due to items falling item had been reported.

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