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Oklahoma earthquake: Residents call with earthquake reports

People reported a variety of experiences after the earthquake hit this morning.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm •  Published: October 13, 2010

One person thought a truck had hit the building. Another thought it was an airplane flying low.

Callers reported a variety of experiences — and fears — after the earthquake hit at 9:06 this morning.

Lori Colbert, who lives near Oklahoma City Community College, said she heard a boom and felt her bed shaking. A neighbor said it made her refrigerator door swing open.

Mandy Roberts said she was sitting at her computer at her home in McLoud.

"The dog went crazy. The window was rattling. One picture fell off the wall," Roberts said.

"It lasted three or four seconds. It was a good one."

"It felt like one of those jets that flies over real low," said Jerry Lewis, 58, of Durant. "But it was stronger than that."

Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey has an office in the National Weather Center in Norman.

"People ran outside," McManus said. "Some people thought it was an explosion."

McManus said they started to evacuate the building but when people saw there was no damage, they started to figure out it was probably an earthquake.

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