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Oklahoma earthquake felt in Wisconsin


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked Oklahoma on Saturday night was felt as far north as Wisconsin.  That's according to witness reports made to the federal government.

The earthquake hit Oklahoma at 10:53 p.m. Saturday and the Journal Sentinel reports the shock waves made it Wisconsin only a couple of minutes later.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Don Blakeman says it appears to have taken about two minutes and seven seconds for the waves to go from Oklahoma City to southern Wisconsin.

Nineteen people from Milwaukee to Madison, Waukesha, Burlington and Stoddard reported online to the USGS that they felt the shaking from the earthquake.

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