HolyCoast: 5.6 Earthquake in Oklahoma

Saturday, November 05, 2011

5.6 Earthquake in Oklahoma

UPDATE: USGS has upgraded the quake to 5.6.

Looks like this morning's quakes were foreshocks for this event:
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Oklahoma City in the Midwest, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Saturday.

The USGS initially reported the quake as a 5.8 magnitude.

The quake was a shallow 3.1 miles deep and was centered 4 miles east of Sparks, which is east of Oklahoma City.
I'm reading reports of people feeling the shaking all the way from St. Louis to Fort Worth. Lots of people in Oklahoma City reported hearing it too.  This might explain it:
The #earthquake east of Oklahoma City was quite shallow, thus it was able to travel longer distances and create the roar
This is now the strongest quake in Oklahoma history. Most of the country is turning back their clocks tonight. Oklahoma is turning back geologic eras.

UPDATE:
Lincoln County Emergency Management is reporting significant damage in the southern parts of the county. In some cases chimneys have collapsed through the roofs of homes. Damage to the Prague library includes collapsed air condition ducts and a collapsed wall.

Several roadways have buckled, including Highway 62 and other county roads.

There has been no word on any injuries reported.

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