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Offline BigOkie

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It was centered about 8 miles east of Norman.  The USGS is reporting it as a 4.3, which isn't second strongest, but the state geological service is rating it as a 5.1, which does.  Strongest OK has ever seen was a 5.5 in 1952.  It was centered about 90 miles from me and I felt it.  Lasted about 5 seconds where I was at and made the floor shake.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010ciay/

This is a preliminary report.  It's likely to be updated in the near future.


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Re: Oklahoma experiences second strongest earthquake in it's history..
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 02:43:26 PM »
I must have slept thru it as I hear it was felt in Stillwater.  How the Stillwater News Press covered the earthquake is here:  http://www.stwnewspress.com/local/x1156731594/QUAKE-Stillwater-area-residents-Oklahomans-shake-rattle-and-roll

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Re: Oklahoma experiences second strongest earthquake in it's history..
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 03:03:26 PM »
Get a load of this video shot at the instant the earthquake happened.  You can hear a sound like thunder with it.

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=116601&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5194043&flvUri&partnerclipid

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Re: Oklahoma experiences second strongest earthquake in it's history..
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 03:30:59 PM »
My site got record hits the day of our earthquake.  100 times normal.  Of course all the hits to Natural Resources Canada (which does USGS type stuff) knocked them offline, so people that got to my page saw "no earthquakes in last 30 days"... I was able to put up some text about the quake and the NRC page being down, but not after a few hundred people moved on.

The blogger video was cool, you can see the fear in his eyes.  I'll admit the one quake I went thru was pretty scary,

Andrew

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Re: Oklahoma experiences second strongest earthquake in it's history..
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 11:44:35 PM »
Below, is an excerpt from an article found on RSOE EDIS http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?glide=EQ-20101014-28169-USA


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Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with National Earthquake Information Center, said the quake was felt up to 170 miles away, at Bartlesville in northeastern Oklahoma and Wichita in southern Kansas. Reports also came in from Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said it had received reports of minor damage, primarily to windows and due to items falling from shelves. "We had a couple things fall off the wall here at the police department. We all ran outside to see if something hit the station or something like that," Norman police Capt. Leonard Judy said. Only minor damage had been reported through the city, mainly porches cracking or items falling off shelves. The shaking rattled buildings at the University of Oklahoma in central Norman, sending students, faculty and staff members outside. President David Boren said in a statement that survey teams were dispatched around campus but no structural damage had been found and no injuries were reported.

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Re: Oklahoma experiences second strongest earthquake in it's history..
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 01:59:14 PM »
Below, is an excerpt from an article found on RSOE EDIS http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?glide=EQ-20101014-28169-USA


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Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with National Earthquake Information Center, said the quake was felt up to 170 miles away, at Bartlesville in northeastern Oklahoma and Wichita in southern Kansas. Reports also came in from Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said it had received reports of minor damage, primarily to windows and due to items falling from shelves. "We had a couple things fall off the wall here at the police department. We all ran outside to see if something hit the station or something like that," Norman police Capt. Leonard Judy said. Only minor damage had been reported through the city, mainly porches cracking or items falling off shelves. The shaking rattled buildings at the University of Oklahoma in central Norman, sending students, faculty and staff members outside. President David Boren said in a statement that survey teams were dispatched around campus but no structural damage had been found and no injuries were reported.

Actually, I read the local paper and the University did find that a sky light window in one of their older halls had cracked due to the quake.  It's still quite the talk of the state.


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