St. Louis residents feel tremors from Oklahoma earthquake

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Joanne Williams will never forget where she was the moment she felt tremors from a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Midwest Saturday morning.

"I was sitting on the couch and ready to do some business there and I just kind of felt a wave underneath me" said Williams, who lives in Spanish Lake.  "I looked at the pit and the pit was moving back and forth and I was like what is going on".

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:02 Saturday morning near the city of Pawnee, Oklahoma.  Tremors from the quake could be felt as far east as Illinois, west as Nebraska and south as Texas.  Many people also report feeling tremors in the St. Louis area.

"It was something to behold" said Williams.  "It was something to remember.  I haven’t been in an earthquake before but this was just a tremor and it felt really weird.  It was just moving" she said.

There are no reports of injuries or major damage, but the quake and its tremors are leaving people with a lot to talk about.

"Now I understand why when it happens you can’t do anything, everything is just moving. Everything just shifted" said Williams.

Late Saturday evening, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for Pawnee, Oklahoma.