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    OK - 5.6 earthquake shakes Oklahoma Saturday: strongest in history of state

    No articles up on this yet, but I felt it here in Ottawa County, in extreme NE Oklahoma; the epicenter appears to have been near Sparks OK (35.5993,-96.7515), about 150 miles southwest of Miami. It happened (or at least rolled in here) about 25 minutes ago.

    First strong one I've felt since one in L.A. in 1978, which wasn't quite this strong, or at least didn't feel like it. This one caused a low rumbling sound for several seconds, gave the earth a good shake, and rocked the (heavy) futon my dog and I were on. Bobbles started growling and barking.

    Quake map:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=h&z=7&iwloc=A

    Aha! Finally an article. Very difficult to access Tulsa World or OKC Daily Oklahoman news sites right now, as one would expect.

    5.2 earthquake hits central Oklahoma after earlier shakers (MSNBC)
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Oklahoma late Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

    The quake was very shallow at 3.1 miles deep and occurred at 10:53 p.m. Central Daylight Time, the USGS said. It was centered about four miles east of the city of Sparks, or about 45 miles east of Oklahoma City.
    See a USGS map showing where quake struck

    The quake came after at least three earthquakes shook much of the same area early Saturday.
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    Last edited by wfgodot; 11-06-2011 at 01:16 AM.

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    The quake tonight was the second strongest in state history, behind a 5.5 tremor on April 9, 1952, centered near El Reno.
    Another earthquake shakes state (Tulsa World)

    more at link above

    ETA
    See Dr.Fessel's post below.

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    It was just updated to the strongest quake in Oklahoma history 5.6

    MAP 5.6 2011/11/06 03:53:10 35.599 -96.752 5.0 OKLAHOMA

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    It was just updated to the strongest quake in Oklahoma history 5.6

    MAP 5.6 2011/11/06 03:53:10 35.599 -96.752 5.0 OKLAHOMA

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php
    Thanks! I updated it in the thread title. Yikes, 5.6.

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    My husband and I felt it too. Two new ones just updated on "wunderground" weather

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    If you felt this historic quake report it here! Every little bit of information could help us prepare for a big one.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../us/index.html

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    Look at all the responses coming in now. Check out the miles from the center.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../us/index.html

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    I had my feet up on the (wooden) edge of the futon, just reading, and - shazam! - my feet began to move, and not of my own volition, lol. Then the sound came, rolling across the yard and, with it, the whole futon shook (and my glasses actually did too, producing a sort of dizzy, rippling effect). Then something, probably shingles, fell off the roof, and the dog commenced to caterwauling. Some excitement!
    Last edited by wfgodot; 11-06-2011 at 12:50 AM.

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    In Wichita KS; son and I up late about an hour ago and felt a rumbling...both of us looked at eachother all confused but then I recalled something in the paper earlier about earthquakes in OK...prior to this have never felt anything like it.

    I'm used to tornadoes and protocol with that, but this was just nerve-wracking. It was mild and didn't do anything more than cause us to notice, but stilll....I was wondering what I was supposed to do if it got worse--off to find out all that info!
    HOPING I CAN HELP
    but, what if .... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    I had my feet up on the (wooden) edge of the futon, just reading, and - shazam! - my feet began to move, and not of my own volition, lol. Then the sound came, rolling across the yard and, with it, the whole futon shook (and my glasses actually did too, producing a sort of dizzy, rippling effect. Then something, probably shingles, fell off the roof, and the dog commenced to caterwauling. Some excitement!
    WoW! You will never forget it. Dang world is not supposed to move. LOL


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    Our bed shook, I asked him to please stop shaking the bed... About the same time, Curt Herbstreit, sports announcer at OSU reported it live on the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    WoW! You will never forget it. Dang world is not supposed to move. LOL
    For a second there, I thought maybe I'd fallen asleep and was dreaming it as a sort of aftermath to reading about yesterday's quakes (which I didn't feel at all here). So I turned the PC back on but no articles were up yet as the two major papers' sites were innundated with viewers trying to discover what the heck that was. A bit surprised people didn't come out of their houses to compare experiences. Sleepy neighborhood though - most were probably already asleep.

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    We are in Tahlequah right now and our elderly downstairs neighbor came knocking on the door asking what we were doing thinking we were causing the shaking. She didn't believe us when we said it was an earthquake lol!

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    Felt it here in Joplin Missouri! Couch was vibrating...didn't know what was going on until my sister in Oklahoma called me and told me!

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    Wow...seems like these things are happening more often and in rather unlikely places. I think it was just last month they had a couple in Snyder, Texas (West Texas) and now Oklahoma. Plates are definitely shifting, aren't they. Hope all WS'ers in OK are Okay.

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