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5.6 Quake Hits Shawnee, Oklahoma (Sat. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:53 p.m.)
USGS ^ | November 5, 2011 | USGS

Posted on 11/05/2011 9:38:36 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom

Magnitude 5.6

Date-Time Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 03:53:10 UTC Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 10:53:10 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 35.599°N, 96.752°W

Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)

Region OKLAHOMA

Distances 34 km (21 miles) NNE of Shawnee, Oklahoma 63 km (39 miles) SSE of Stillwater, Oklahoma 68 km (42 miles) ESE of Guthrie, Oklahoma 71 km (44 miles) ENE of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahomaearthquake; quake
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1 posted on 11/05/2011 9:38:38 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

2 posted on 11/05/2011 9:40:57 PM PDT by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

3 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:48 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

The earth’s crust is getting very crusty. So many earthquakes.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:48 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: null and void

Felt it here in Fort Worth. Slight shaking. Side-to-side. Three seconds. Sent in a report to the USGS.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 9:45:36 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's called the "Statue of Liberty" and not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: BlackVeil

Check the books of Daniel and Revelation. Then it will become clear.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 9:45:42 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Herbstreet said he felt an aftershock while doing the post game show from Stillwater.

Maybe this is a run up to the New Madrid fault.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 9:47:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

This is very abnormal for Oklahoma. The 4.7 quake Saturday morning was the 2nd strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma. The strongest was (emphasis on “was”) a 5.5 in 1952. This 5.6 is one for the records, I hope. Further up the scale would mean increasing amounts of damage. Let’s hope this 5.6 is the strongest ever in Oklahoma for a long time to come.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 9:47:50 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
It's just wrong to see that big (>5 magnitude) box in central OK!

Those are supposed to be on the West Coast.
9 posted on 11/05/2011 9:48:46 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: null and void
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit was doing a live postgame wrapup of the Oklahoma State-Kansas State game when the quake shook Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. He was a bit startled by it but otherwise was able to continue his commentary.

Brent was unshaken. :-)

10 posted on 11/05/2011 9:50:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: null and void

http://livewire.koco.com/Event/Live_Wire_OU_OSU_Football_On_KOCO-5

Live reports from residents.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 9:51:20 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Terry Mross
Herbstreet said he felt an aftershock while doing the post game show from Stillwater.

Beat me by that much.

12 posted on 11/05/2011 9:51:36 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It shook pretty good. I live about 20 miles from the epicenter. Whole house was shaking and had a low rumble kind of like slow thunder. Dogs were barking. I slept right through the 4.7 last night. 5.6 would be a record for Oklahoma. Previous was 5.5 in 1952


13 posted on 11/05/2011 9:52:57 PM PDT by stratplayer
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Wichita Falls here. I was on the phone with my Sweetheart at the time, and I thought a truck had hit my house. Only lasted maybe 3 seconds, but it was a JOLT.

Now my Sweetheart knows I’m a wimp. Sucks to be me....


14 posted on 11/05/2011 9:54:07 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Deo volente

Live reports from residents.


Someone was blaming it on fracking for oil.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 9:55:16 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

How many miles is it to the New Madrid Fault from the epicenter?


16 posted on 11/05/2011 9:55:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Didn’t feel anything here in McKinney, TX ... but it startled the cats and I noticed a light and a long chain on a ceiling fan swaying back and forth. And that was while wife and I were watching Paranormal Activity. And it was minutes after the scene with the swaying light. Freaked me out for a while.

Glad it was just an earthquake! LOL!


17 posted on 11/05/2011 9:55:52 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: null and void

I’m not sure how much more area the posted map covers that is not shown but I am working in Columbia MO and felt what seemed like an earthquake just a bit before 11 p.m. Looked over at the water glass on the night stand and water was sloshing as if someone had bumped it.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 9:56:02 PM PDT by K.B.7
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To: re_nortex

“Herbstreet said he felt an aftershock while doing the post game show from Stillwater.”

Could be wrong, but technically he felt the earthquake, as the 4.6 earlier in the day would be the pre-courser not the aftershock?


19 posted on 11/05/2011 9:57:30 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: FreedomCalls

A friend of mine in Keller said he felt it. Nada over here in central Collin County.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 9:57:59 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: Peanut Gallery

We didn’t sense it here in California either but welcome you to the club..Let’s hope for no more of this.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 10:01:30 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How many miles is it to the New Madrid Fault from the epicenter?

A long way. It's a completely different set of faults.

22 posted on 11/05/2011 10:02:25 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: CaptSkip
It's just wrong to see that big (>5 magnitude) box in central OK!

That was my reaction as soon as I pulled up the USGS website. That big box is definately out of place.

23 posted on 11/05/2011 10:03:41 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: CitizenUSA
This is very abnormal for Oklahoma

From a geologist's perspective it's pretty routine, actually. Had an earthquake nearby of almost the same magnitude in 1952, which in term of geology is seconds ago.

And central Oklahoma has clear seismic hazard shown on USGS seismic hazard maps.

24 posted on 11/05/2011 10:04:59 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

USGS upgrades latest earthquake to 5.6; strongest on record in Oklahoma

Posted: 11:27 PM
Last Updated: 2 minutes ago

TULSA - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that the latest in a series of earthquakes in Oklahoma is the strongest on record for the state.

According to the USGS , the earthquake that struck at 10:53 p.m. Saturday has been upgraded to a magnitude 5.6. The epicenter is four miles east of Sparks, Okla. in Lincoln County, 21 miles northeast of Shawnee.

Lincoln County Emergency Management is reporting significant damage.

Tremors were felt as far east as Little Rock and as far north as Wichita.

The earthquake broke the record set in 1952 in El Reno. That quake was recorded as a 5.5.

The latest comes after a shocking 4.8 earthquake that occurred in the early morning hours Saturday near Prague, Okla.

Aftershocks were felt for hours following Saturday’s first quake, which Amie Gibson, a research scientist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey, said was the strongest to hit the state in nearly sixty years.

That is, until this most recent quake.

Gibson said Saturday that aftershocks from the first earthquake could occur for days.

Read more: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/strong-5.2-earthquake-rattles-oklahoma#ixzz1ctl0JsDo


25 posted on 11/05/2011 10:06:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: stratplayer

I’ve been living here in California for almost forty years, and earthquakes still scare the heck out of me.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 10:08:34 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Here near Wichita my house was bouncing up and down.

If this house is a rockin', don't come a knockin'!

27 posted on 11/05/2011 10:11:43 PM PDT by ME-262 (We need Term Limits for the federal house and senate. We need new Bums up there.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

My daughter tells me there was some damage at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee. I believe she was talking about Benedictine Hall.


28 posted on 11/05/2011 10:13:32 PM PDT by rwfok
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To: CitizenUSA

http://boingboing.net/2010/10/14/earthquakes-in-oklah.html

http://www.okgeosurvey1.gov/pages/earthquakes/information.php


29 posted on 11/05/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Deo volente

I’m in OC and never really minded quakes until Sylmar and Northridge. Those two had me hiding under the bed and I was a long way from the epicenter. They were 6.6 and 6.7 respectively.

The only time I suffered property damage was with the Whittier Narrows quake. It was a 5.9 and the fault runs real close to my house.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 10:19:44 PM PDT by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: unkus
Someone was blaming it on fracking for oil.

Of course. There never were unexpected earthquakes before fracking.

31 posted on 11/05/2011 10:22:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

LOL


32 posted on 11/05/2011 10:24:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Strategerist

The gist of what I’m reading is that the recent surge in activity in Oklahoma is statistically significant but not unexpected. Geologically, I don’t doubt 1952 was mere moments ago, but we don’t get a lot of earthquakes like this in Oklahoma. Perhaps abnormal is the incorrect word for it. A 5.6 is normal activity, but it’s relatively rare to have 5.6 quakes in Oklahoma, right?


33 posted on 11/05/2011 10:30:59 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: Strategerist; Jack Hydrazine; SunkenCiv; blam; All

Just because it is not the New Madrid Fault doesn’t mean there couldn’t be serious action. the NM quake was not one quake, but at least 3 that were over 8, and dozens that were 7s and 6s. Since the area was sparsely settled at the time, it is hard to say what other faults might not have been affected at the time. The quakes started in 1811 and ended in spring 2012. A powerful quake was also felt in and around Caracas, Venezuela, killing around 20,000 people in March 2012. That is a lot farther from NM than OK, and seems to have been part of an overall period of activity in and near the Caribbean Plate. There was also a major volcanic eruption on the island St. Vincent in 1812. That is on the eastern edge of the CP. Venezuela is on the south side, and the Miss. valley is to the north.

I think I read recently that the NMF has a really big one every 4 or 5 hundred years, but a somewhat smaller but serious one in the next decade would not surprise me.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 10:33:50 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: silverleaf

Thanks for the informative articles. We’re far more concerned about tornadoes than quakes. Let’s hope we don’t get anything stronger than this 5.6.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 10:34:39 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Aspire to be good!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It is about 400 miles from Marked Tree Ark. which is on the west side of the New Madrid to Shawnee. Ok.

Shawnee small town, but has the best BBQ and emergency room treatment ever.

I live in Memphis right on the Mississippi and the New Madrid fault.

36 posted on 11/05/2011 10:53:54 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: gleeaikin
"The quakes started in 1811 and ended in spring 2012. A powerful quake was also felt in and around Caracas, Venezuela, killing around 20,000 people in March 2012."

WTF? I thought this was only 2011. Watching Bama and LSU must have caused me to fall into a coma and now I have no idea of the date.

37 posted on 11/05/2011 10:54:22 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

That’s the second one today in OK.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 10:58:05 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: gleeaikin

“A powerful quake was also felt in and around Caracas, Venezuela, killing around 20,000 people in March 2012.”

You predicting the future, now?


39 posted on 11/05/2011 10:58:53 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Pelham
I live ed in Whittier for 26 years. The Narrows quake emptied my cousins pool and pretty much destroyed everything in their home.
40 posted on 11/05/2011 10:59:07 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

What year was the Narrows quake


41 posted on 11/05/2011 11:08:20 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

1987 this time of the year.


42 posted on 11/05/2011 11:11:05 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: FrogMom; SunkenCiv; All

Sorry, it is 2 am, and I am 73. Time for bed. Caracas in 1812. Then again maybe Chavez will catch what he has coming.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 11:12:15 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: lwoodham; All

Sorry, past my bedtime, meant 1812.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 11:13:59 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thanks. Missed that one.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 11:16:25 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“The Narrows quake emptied my cousins pool and pretty much destroyed everything in their home.”

Funny you should mention that, I know of the same thing happening due to the Sylmar quake.

A family in the Fullerton hills (what would that be, 40 miles from Sylmar?). Their daughter had just walked into the kitchen going past the sliding glass doors that led to the pool.

The quake hit and all of the water in the pool lifted out and headed straight for the sliding glass doors.

It blasted through them like a tsunami and glass, water, furniture and everything else roared through the house.

Made a hell of a mess. When they repaired the house they had the pool removed.


46 posted on 11/05/2011 11:25:19 PM PDT by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: gleeaikin

I think the ground around New Madrid stores more energy than what we do in California.

So while we have more earthquakes, you will have bigger ones.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 11:30:05 PM PDT by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: Pelham
My family moved to Yorba Linda.

After my husband and I moved to Memphis, Tn., my mother who was still in SoCal was scared to death that we were going to b e hit b y a tornado, not realizing that Memphis is dead center on the New Madrid fault.

48 posted on 11/05/2011 11:30:06 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“My family moved to Yorba Linda.”

Brush fires. Earthquakes. All they need is a good mudslide or two courtesy of el nino.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 11:37:35 PM PDT by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Felt this one in OK, live in Canadian county. Thought it was a big gust of wind, windows shaking, ceiling fan creaking. Thought it strange for a wind gust. Then I thought Earthquake, but thought it was my imagination.


50 posted on 11/05/2011 11:49:34 PM PDT by annieokie
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