Skip to comments.Earthquake Rattles Parts of Oklahoma, Kansas
Posted on 10/13/2010 3:10:47 PM PDT by FromLori
(AP) Officials say an earthquake has rattled parts of central Oklahoma and was felt as far away as southern Kansas.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.3-magnitude quake struck at 9:06 a.m., centered about six miles east of Norman. The National Earthquake Information Center had measured a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and said it was felt as far away as Wichita, Kan.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Southern Kansas is not that far away from central Oklahoma.
I may be fear-mongering here, but it sure seems like the New Madrid is making more noise than usual.
wasn’t there one yesterday too?
It has definitely I’ve been watching it and posted a few articles about it, I don’t think it’s fear mongering that people realize it because it never hurts to be as prepared as you can then if something really big does happen you can help yourself.
My son who works in mid-Tulsa said the windows rattled but he didn’t really feel it. I think he was excited, another new experience while away at school to brag about. Not feeling so thrilled as a mom though.
Some of our FReeper psychics are predicting that the New Madras fault will have a huge quake sometime in the next two weeks.
Will Obama blame Bush?
If the New Madrid goes, some won’t be able to help themselves. It will be a disaster of epic proportions. Last time it caused the Mighty Mississippi to roll backward in waves. Just wow.
On December 16, 1811, the 400 residents of New Madrid, Missouri, were shaken out of their beds at two in the morning by a violent earthquake. Huge cracks split the ground. The waters of the Mississippi rose and fell like a great tide. Giant waves rose up and swept north, giving the impression that the river was actually flowing backwards. Boats along the river were engulfed, capsized, and theeair crews drowned.
Phil Carson, (from "Enemies Foreign And Domestic"), and three strangers are hiding in a well-stocked cave, which is a guerrilla fighter's lair. Across the region Kazakh "contract peacekeepers" are wiping out the last remaining American holdouts, who have rejected the federal government's order to abandon their homes and move to "relocation centers."
CLICK on COVER to read excerpt from FReeper Travis McGee
I felt in in North Texas.
I definitely felt the earthquake here in east Norman, but I assumed it was just a sign of early voting for the November midterms-—
You could tell who works at home in our neighborhood after the earthquake - we were all out on the street and engaging in very lively conversation afterward. We hadn’t all met out like that since a tornado just missed us last spring. It just goes to show that life is generally pretty quiet until, suddenly, it isn’t.
God bless all you Oklahomans—you are a strong breed!
Thanks for keeping on top of these things and sharing with FR!
The New Madrid Fault is about 400 miles east of OK City.
The real active fault area in the US this year was in the Imperial Vally/Baja area (Think Tecate!)
I was raised in San Francisco, so I’m not a newcomer to earthquakes—but this one was really odd. We actually thought it was an explosion. We were pretty close to the epicenter. No damage at our place, just some frayed nerves.
You are a kind-hearted soul!
Your welcome :)
I’m so happy to hear you are OK I hope people are thinking of stocking up on the most important things just because you never know no matter where you are some sort of disaster man made or mother nature better to be safe then sorry.
I was near the epicenter of one in Japan. Big BANG! and it felt like someone had whacked the soles of our feet with a sledgehammer (compressional P-wave) — then things started swaying from side to side... (shear S & surface waves...)
I’ve never felt a sizable quake only ever experienced a couple small ones when I was in CA years ago and that was nerve wracking. I see that some sources say that was actually a 5.1 but the thing I’ve really noticed is the increased frequency and intensity so I just pray that it isn’t predictive for something larger.