Couple near earthquake epicenter says shaking was “scary”

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GUTHRIE, Okla. - A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck south of Guthrie Monday afternoon and the epicenter was right by the Schrater household.

Steven and Kathy Schrater were sitting at their kitchen table setting up their new tablet.

"It just BOOM! It was very scary for me because I'm used to the little ones, but this was definitely a big one," said Kathy Schrater.

"When it first started coming on I thought, well, just we're going to have another one. And then I guess my eyes did get a little big and we looked at each other like this is, this is a little bit out of the ordinary," said Steven Schrater.

There's a good reason the Schraters felt this one so much.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the earthquake was basically right at their house, the corner of Ridgecrest Drive and Sooner Road, about 3 miles south of Guthrie.

"I think I told Kathy, I think I said we're pretty close to it because it was so sudden and there was no rumbling in and rumbling out," said Steven Schrater.

"I saw the pictures moving all over the wall. I heard my dishes rattling. The table was moving," said Kathy Schrater.

The Schraters said there was no damage to their home, but they did just purchase earthquake insurance two months ago.

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