Oklahoma Earthquake Shakes Up River Valley Residents

VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Saturday's magnitude 5.6 earthquake near Pawnee could be felt across Oklahoma and into Arkansas.

"It puts you on edge," Stewart Trammell, who lives in Van Buren, said. "It just makes you wonder is an aftershock coming."

The Trammels lived in Alaska before moving to Van Buren, so they've experienced dozens of earthquakes before.

"People ask what an earthquake feels like," Martha Trammell said. "It's just the strangest sensation because your whole property is moving, the ground and everything. If you've never experienced one, it's like someone just came up behind you and shifted the chair."

The earthquake even caused cracks in a house in Van Buren.

"There's nothing you can do," Trammell said. "There's no where to run, because you don't know what's going to open. A tornado, you can see it. A hurricane, you can feel it. An earthquake, wherever."

Saturday's earthquake is tied for the strongest quake in Oklahoma so far.