Butler County Times Gazette
  • Oklahoma-centered earthquake shakes Butler County

  • A magnitude 4.0 earthquake centered about 50 miles south of the Kansas border shook many people in Butler County Monday night.
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  • A magnitude 4.0 earthquake centered about 50 miles south of the Kansas border shook many people in Butler County Monday night.
    The earthquake was centered 15 miles west southwest of Medford, Ok at 9:46 p.m.
    The quake was felt in the Augusta City Council chambers as the governing body held its workshop to finalize the 2015 budget.
    Social media was shaking as well as soon as the rumbling stopped. Augusta City Councilor Matt Childers posted a photo of his water bottled that was toppled by the quake.
    Several people told the Times-Gazette they felt the quake.
    Angie Gladfelter-Diel said, “Felt it in Benton. It wasn't real strong and didn't last long but I knew what it was. Been too many earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma lately.”
    Dena Mitchell reported that she felt it six miles north of the City of Towanda.
    Nicole Simon reported feeling the quake in Rose Hill.
    Linda Brattain, Tiphanie Smith, and Amy Laramee all reported feeling effects of the earthquake in Augusta.
    Tami Jolin said she noticed it in Leon and Carrie Alford Loofs and Matt Forney reported feeling it in Andover. Bob Pippin felt it west of Benton.
    Jodi Cheever said she even felt the earthquake in Eureka even though initially no one in El Dorado reported feeling the effects.
    There were no reports of damage in Kansas. All of the reports merely mentioned noticing the shaking or rumbling from the quake.

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