Saturday, November 5, 2011

Swarm of Quakes Hits Oklahoma

Swarm of Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma

A moderate earthquake early Saturday in central Oklahoma knocked pictures off walls and woke people and pets as it shook an area that stretched into Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site Saturday that a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:12 a.m., with an epicenter about six miles north of Prague in Lincoln County. That's about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City and 75 miles southwest of Tulsa.

A 3.4 magnitude aftershock was reported at 2:27 a.m. from the same location, as well as a 2.7 magnitude aftershock at 2:44 a.m.

Two more 3.4 quakes followed, then a 3.6 magnitude temblor rocked the region at 9:36, according to the USGS.

"Oh, man. I've never felt anything like that in my life," Prague City Police Department dispatcher Claudie Morton told the Tulsa World. "It was the scariest thing. I had a police officer just come in and sit down and all the sudden the walls started shaking and the windows were rattling. It felt like the roof was going to come off the police department."

Morton said the office was flooded with calls, but no one reported injuries or major damage. She said residents told her that picture frames and mirrors fell from walls and broke, drawers worked loose from dressers and objects tumbled out of cabinets.

"We do have several damaged buildings downtown, but it's just cracks and things like that," Morton said. "Nothing is destroyed or anything like that."

Oklahoma Geological Survey researcher Austin Holland told Oklahoma City television station KOTV that the earthquake and aftershocks occurred on a known fault line.

Residents in Prague and Sparks felt an intense shaking, while farther away, the quake was more of a dull rumble, he said.


Dave down under said...

Church this beautiful sunday morning was great. There we were singing "How great is our God" and "Turn your eye's upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things on earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace" I'm sure you get the picture.

With a pleasant 26 degrees C and blue skies what more could I want....on earth anyway! Jesus is just so great, kind, loving, merciful, forgiving....and anything else that the english language can conjure up to descibe our ever patient God. Have a great day all. Dave Armstrong

Sharon said...

Thank you Dave for sharing these blessings!

Robin said...

Hmmm . . .my son tells me he just felt a quake in Tulsa, stronger than the one last night . . .but there's nothing on the USGS site.

Robin said...

K . . .now it's there. The others must have been for-shocks. 5.2

Robin said...

The Oklahoma quake was upgraded to 5.6. Largest in state history.

Dave down under said...

Anytime Sharon.

Anonymous said...

Another quiet weekend....

NOT much going ON !!

Stocks closed as usual.....

Next week critical......IF stocks
should decide on the downside.....

then LOOK OUT !!

prophecy fufillment could BE at

I just read this story of this girl
who was STUCK at the SFO airport
(San Francisco) for 8 days !!

and NO ONE would help her until
she called this church, and they
helped her get to Idaho where she
hopes for a better future.

Makes me think about our silly
WALL Street bulls, all the money
they have and this poor girl had only 30 bucks to her name....


Is that what this world has come to ??

that stock prices have STAYED this
high and people SUFFER like that ??


Wall Street should BE JUDGED....

and if Elliott Wave has anything
to say about it, it will BE VERY
SOON !!!!

Stephen >>>>>>>>>

Caver said...

Hummmm.....I see Dutch is already on it and has found any number of "fracking" wells around the EQs. Seems to be a pattern, much like those swarms in the Alabama- Louisiana area

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to connect with Dutch this morning...all I get is someone playing a keyboard. hmmmmm


Caver said...

Hi Helen, give this a try and see what it gets you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Caver, that works fine. I usually just google Dutchsinse and it comes up. I don't know what happened this time.


Robin said...

At one time, Tulsa was known as the oil capital of the world. There are wells all OVER that area. I do wish fracking in known fault lines would be stopped, however, as there does appear to be a correlation.

My son notified me within a minute of this quake . . .and it took about 10 minutes before it even appeared on USGS's site . . .so there was a period of time I was somewhat freaked by the whole thing . . .especially when logging into facebook and people here in Lubbock was saying THEY felt it LOL