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Quake Strikes an Oklahoma University

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News.
November 7, 2011

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Engineers are assessing the damage at Saint Gregory’s University in Shawnee after the 5.6 earthquake broke loose a tower attached to a nearly 100 year old building.

Students at Saint Gregory’s University in Shawnee were taking part in a dance just before eleven Saturday night when the quake hit about 24 miles north of the campus.

Spokesman Brad Collins says it shook loose one of the turrets and damaged the other three in the Benedictine Hall which has come to represent the school.

“We’ve had a lot of alumni come through and look at the damage. Everybody, it’s pretty much the same, everyone’s in shock because it’s been there so long.”

Collins says classes will resume on Tuesday, and the other three towers will likely have to come down and be rebuilt.

There are no reports of any injuries from the quake.

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