So... is our Oklahoma contingent OK after the quake?

Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:12 am
4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake happened just after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Reports are coming in from as far away as Lawton, north to Bartlesville and south to the Red River, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake was centered at Lake Thunderbird State Park, about six miles southeast of Norman.

"It came in loud and strong on all of our seismic stations and we are checking all of our equipment now," said Randy Keller, director at the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

Emergency responders have asked people not to call 911 unless they are injured or have serious damage to report.

Cleveland County Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said people have flooded the Cleveland County 911 center with calls.

"We're trying to keep people off 911," Burnett said.

No injuries or damage have been reported so far, said Tulsa police and fire dispatcher.

Tulsa Community College Geology Professor Claude Bolze said a 4.5 earthquake for Oklahoma is a very large quake.

The largest recorded in Oklahoma was a 5.5 magnitude - 100 times larger than Wednesday’s quake - and was felt in 1952 as far south as Austin, Texas, and north to Des Moines, Iowa, he said.

Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20101013_11_0_TheNat21493

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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:14 am
Wow, first I heard of it.

Also hope they're fine.
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:15 am
Oklahoma is the new California.
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:18 am
EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... Exclamation
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:26 am
Didn't feel a thing here in Tulsa. I'll call my brother, though. He lives in a southwestern suburb of Oklahoma City...much closer to the epicenter.
Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:28 am
Glad to hear the Tulsans are okay! I just called Mr. B and told him to check on his family -- they're mostly in Tulsa.
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 09:58 am
Ha! My brother didn't feel a thing...but that probably had more to do with new pain pills for his back! He's a little dizzy anyway, he says. Laughing

I understand it interrupted classes at OU in Norman, though.
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 10:01 am
Glad you're ok, eva.

Anyone seen okie around?
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Reply Wed 13 Oct, 2010 12:02 pm
Anyone seen okie around?
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 02:21 am

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.6 M

* 19 Dec 2010 05:05:29 UTC
* 18 Dec 2010 23:05:29 near epicenter
* 18 Dec 2010 23:05:29 standard time in your timezone

Location 35.841N 96.816W
Depth 5 km

* 7 km (4 miles) NNW (329 degrees) of Kendrick, OK
* 8 km (5 miles) SE (140 degrees) of Agra, OK
* 14 km (8 miles) ESE (105 degrees) of Tryon, OK
* 76 km (47 miles) ENE (58 degrees) of Oklahoma City, OK
* 338 km (210 miles) N (360 degrees) of Dallas, TX
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