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Earthquake wakes Kansas City area residents

Kansas City area residents awoke to the ground shaking this morning as tremors traveled north from a large earthquake centered near Perry, Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that Oklahoma recorded a magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Perry and say it was one of numerous earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma that have been occurring since Friday morning.

“If you were shaken awake this morning but there was no one there to do the shaking, you felt a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered near Perry, OK at 5:22 a.m.,” the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said in a tweet.

One person responded with a seismograph from Olathe.

A Lee’s Summit resident told Metro Voice that he awoke sometime after 5 a.m. this morning to a “jarring and rattling noise.”

“My immediate thoughts were that it was an earthquake,” he said. “I didn’t think much of it again until I turned on the local news sometime around 6:30.”

Today’s quakes, and others on Saturday, were in the same area where four struck Friday, including one of magnitude 3.7

Garfield County, Okla. Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg says there are no reports of injury or serious damage following the quakes.

Residents in Joplin and Wichita also reported feeling it.

– By Dwight Widaman