Trust me, Wichita Kansas is tornado land , not Earthquake land. This was the first EQ I ever experienced. Some would even say the first EQ they ever felt in Kansas. It was epicentered about 150-200 miles south in Oklahoma. It was a 5.6 but obviously not 5.6 in Wichita. Weird feeling. It lasted about 10 seconds. I was in the recliner and it started shaking. I looked over at hubby sitting on the couch and he was smiling so I figured he was shaking the floor with his foot. I said, "What are you doing?" He just kept smiling at me and said,'it's an earthquake'. My jaw dropped and my eyes got big and I was speechless. [I had heard there was another one at 2 AM the previous morning though i never felt it, so it did make sense that that was what was happening]. There was a rumbling kind of shaking--no sound though. 10 seconds later, that was it. I definitely did not like it and kept saying,' I didn't like that'. I think it's the feeling of not being able to control what's going on. Weird. Just weird.

Posted on Sun, Nov. 06, 2011
5.6 magnitude quake felt in Wichita area
Eagle staff and wire reports

Late Saturday evening people around the Wichita area felt the earth shake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 10:53 p.m. It was centered 4 miles east of Sparks, Okla., about 45 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The Weather Service said the quake had been felt throughout south-central and southeast Kansas and eastern and central Oklahoma.

At 2:12 a.m. Saturday, there was a 4.7 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City. That quake was also felt by people in Wichita.

—Eagle staff

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