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Earthquake Strikes Oklahoma, Moves Man in La-Z-Boy


A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Oklahoma southeast of Oklahoma City, near Norman, at about 9 a.m. this morning. Aftershocks were apparently felt in Texas and Kansas. Midwesterners are all abuzz on Twitter, not least because earthquakes are somewhat rare in the Midwest. Tulsa World has the best quote from a real, live witness:

A man who declined to be identified said the quake shook his house near 91st and Memorial. “I was in my La-Z-Boy at the time and it went left to right,” the man said. “I’ve been here five something years and never felt anything like it.”

There you go, then.

So far injuries seem minimal. Meanwhile, Californians are not impressed. And tornadoes seem to have moved on to bigger and better things in New York City. If you can make it here…

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