Illinois felt the shake of an earthquake that was more than 650 miles away over the weekend. The epicenter of the magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Saturday night was near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Officials say tremors were felt from Texas all the way into Central Illinois.
It was the largest quake in Oklahoma's history. No major injuries were reported. Significant damage was reported in some sections of the state with at least three sections of U.S. Route 62 buckled and classes cancelled today at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee where the shaking toppled one of four turrets crowning the university's 96-year-old main classroom building. The other three turrets suffered heavy damage. Many residents of Missouri and other surrounding states also felt the quake, but reported no damage.