View Full Version : Earthquake in Oklahoma

09-03-2016, 10:15 AM
An earthquake 5.9 just occurred 70 miles West of us and our whole house shook. Sounded like golf ball size hail was hitting the house for a couple seconds, strange, very strange as there was no hail just the sounds. Woke my wife up and the dogs and cat went crazy. Now they just reported 2 more quakes close to the first one. The fault runs through Oklahoma from Texas to Kansas. Attention getter for sure! :rolleyes: PJ

Damage reports just coming in.

09-03-2016, 10:26 AM
Just saw the headline on Drudge. Yikes!

I guess that would put you near Tulsa?

>> MAP (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006jxs#region-info) <<

Look at the "Nearby Places" to the right of the map. "Mashed, OK. Population: 0" (Sounds like a boring place)

09-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Just had #4! Were just to the right of Tulsa on the map. Do to the rocky soil, sedimentary rock, sound and vibrations travels over large distances.

09-03-2016, 12:27 PM
Up to 5 now. After shocks I guess, we haven't felt any of those. PJ

09-03-2016, 01:48 PM
Ten years or so ago, the wife and I were on a road trip, stopped for the night in Electric City, just south of Grand Coulee Dam. Standing on the back porch of the motel room, looking west over the vast expanse of old lava (basalt?) that went on forever, I heard an odd sound...like a runaway freight train.....first the rumble, then the cracking and the noise just got to where you wanted to put your hands over your ears....and it hit. About knocked me on my keester.

Next day in Spokane, watching trains at the west end of the big bridge, Latah Junction, railroad crew was surveying and re-aligning track at the SW end. About six months later thye had a BIG derailment right there...cars down next to I-90

09-08-2016, 12:45 AM
I was in Miami at the Ottowa powwow over the weekend and that quake woke me up. I was more than a little surprised by it.

09-08-2016, 01:22 PM
What the fracking is going on

09-08-2016, 01:37 PM
What the fracking is going on

There is a fault line that runs right through OK City. https://www.news9.com/story/16004300/fault-line-runs-right-through-oklahoma-city