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USGS: 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Oklahoma
Newsline9 ^ | 12/07/13 | Xin Xin Liu

Posted on 12/07/2013 10:52:46 AM PST by oxcart

OKLAHOMA CITY -

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked central Oklahoma Saturday afternoon.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded at 12:10 p.m. Its epicenter was located four miles northwest of Jones, seven miles east of Edmond, nine miles north, northwest of Choctaw, and 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

It was about five miles deep.

Residents across Oklahoma reported feeling the earthquake just after 12 p.m. Saturday. It lasted several seconds.

News 9 viewers in many Oklahoma cities, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Tulsa, Harrah, Mustang, and Guthrie, reported feeling the earthquake.

We also felt it right here at our News 9 station in Oklahoma City.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; oklahoma; usgs
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We took a good shaking here in OKC!
1 posted on 12/07/2013 10:52:46 AM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

That had to suck. Bush’s Fault no doubt!


2 posted on 12/07/2013 10:55:06 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: oxcart

Was about 7 miles east of me. I heard it, then felt. It was like a wave of sound and motion. Shook everything in the house. I really thought something hit the roof. Dog is still jittery. ....red


3 posted on 12/07/2013 10:55:53 AM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: oxcart

Was it strong enough to break up the ice in Dallas?


4 posted on 12/07/2013 10:55:54 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: oxcart

And before anyone blames this on the oil and gas industry.

NOBODY DRILLS 5 MILES DEEP in that part of the state. NOBODY. They don’t now and they never have.

I hope everybody is OK. I lived just west of this epicenter years ago. Built a nice house there.


5 posted on 12/07/2013 10:56:13 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: oxcart

Go Sooners!


6 posted on 12/07/2013 10:56:16 AM PST by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: oxcart
....good shaking here in OKC!

Please spare us!

Out in LALA-land, 4.5 would go unnoticed, unfelt, and definitely unremarked. Call in with 6.5 or better.

7 posted on 12/07/2013 10:57:28 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (OK, Obama be bad. Now where's OUR Program, Plan, and Leader?)
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To: oxcart

Is anywhere in OK related to the New Madrid?


8 posted on 12/07/2013 11:00:36 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Kenny Bunk

“Out in LALA-land, 4.5 would go unnoticed, unfelt, and definitely unremarked. Call in with 6.5 or better.”

I think they are different kinds of earthquakes. The Big One on the New Madrid fault was felt several states away - another big one on the NM will be devastating.


9 posted on 12/07/2013 11:00:44 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: oxcart

I am sitting in the airport at OKC. I felt the quake, but I thought that it was ramp personnel working a jetway too roughly. Guess not.

There was a bang sound, as though something hit the building. Then the whole structure swayed. (You could feel it, but not see it.) The reverberations died out quickly with only three or so perceptible oscillations. No aftershocks (so far).


10 posted on 12/07/2013 11:03:31 AM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: oxcart

Uh oh....


11 posted on 12/07/2013 11:04:08 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: b4its2late
That had to suck. Bush’s Fault no doubt!

No Way !!! It's the Globull Warming :)

12 posted on 12/07/2013 11:13:56 AM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: oxcart

There’s been way more earthquakes in Oklahoma than usual, over the last few years.


13 posted on 12/07/2013 11:14:14 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: BigIsleGal

Go Cowboys!!!!


14 posted on 12/07/2013 11:14:34 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: txhurl

In all my reading on the New Madrid earthquakes (which produced the biggest earthquakes in history in the continental US) - I’ve never seen a mention of any connection with Oklahoma.


15 posted on 12/07/2013 11:16:39 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Kenny Bunk

The earthquakes on the New Madrid are different than the ones in the Fruitcake State due to the difference in the tectonic plate. Midwest quakes roll, like waves. California ones rock.

With that big snowstorm occurring, this quake DOES seem weather related somehow. Maybe the coldness of the ground and contracting?


16 posted on 12/07/2013 11:17:06 AM PST by madison10
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To: dragnet2

These have been going on for a few years now. This is not new or isolated. Earthquakes have picked up in the last few years in Oklahoma.


17 posted on 12/07/2013 11:18:19 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: madison10

Edited: The New Madrid fault line danger zone does NOT include Oklahoma.


18 posted on 12/07/2013 11:18:20 AM PST by madison10
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To: Star Traveler

Oklahoma has it’s own faults?

New Madrid is over by Mississippi River and no where near Oklahoma.


19 posted on 12/07/2013 11:18:44 AM PST by huskerjim
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To: oxcart

Didn’t feel anything here...near Claremore. Felt our first one last year, will never forget it. Thanks for posting.


20 posted on 12/07/2013 11:19:36 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: Star Traveler

Uh oh...


21 posted on 12/07/2013 11:20:34 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: txhurl
Is anywhere in OK related to the New Madrid?

NO

22 posted on 12/07/2013 11:21:33 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: oxcart

I think we all know by now Obama will marshal any and every corrupt force to subdue his enemies ... but how on earth did he cause an earthquake???


23 posted on 12/07/2013 11:21:38 AM PST by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: oxcart

Now being reported as a 4.8. Either way, it was the biggest we have had in this area.......red


24 posted on 12/07/2013 11:22:32 AM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: oxcart
The fault line that runs directly under Oklahoma City is called the Nemaha Fault. Runs up to Nebraska.

Old Article: Fault Line Runs Right Through Oklahoma City

25 posted on 12/07/2013 11:25:05 AM PST by madison10
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To: Sequoyah101

Yes but the question is?

A Black Swan Event

What does a strong earthquake do to fracking wells/holes and can a large earthquake bust a bunch of fracking casings and pollute the water table on a large scale before the crews can individually repair these.


26 posted on 12/07/2013 11:26:12 AM PST by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: Star Traveler

Oh, cone on! The NM earthquake started in 1812 and ended in 1814. I doubt anyone in Oklahoma was there to record it. The NM is a very deep fault and runs all through the Mississippi drainage with branches up into Ohio.


27 posted on 12/07/2013 11:27:13 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

You lost me on that comment. Are you saying that the faults in Oklahoma are connected with the ones around New Madrid?


28 posted on 12/07/2013 11:30:59 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: madison10

That’s a real knee-slapper!

I’ve had lots of relatives in OK tell me they will put up with tornadoes but wouldn’t tolerate all those earthquakes we have along the west coast.

Ha!


29 posted on 12/07/2013 11:31:19 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll; Star Traveler

Star Traveler is correct. Not the New Madrid. Different faults. Nemaha Ridge and Humboldt Fault. Not that there wouldn’t be a chain reaction, though.


30 posted on 12/07/2013 11:31:51 AM PST by madison10
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To: huskerjim

Yeah, Oklahoma has faults. I’ve seen them listed on some earthquake maps in the past.

When you said that Oklahoma is not near the New Madrid area and not connected to the New Madrid faults I (if that’s what you’re saying) — I do believe that’s what I was saying, in that they are not connected. Perhaps that’s not clear in my statement.


31 posted on 12/07/2013 11:34:33 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I don’t know if they are or not. Most of those mid-continental faults are miles deep and don’t seem to move often enough to be recorded. The one under OKC seems to be active on an ongoing basis but as to what that means...?

As for my comment, I was responding to the statement concerning whether the infamous NM earthquake of 1812-1814 could be felt in OK.

I answered that there probably wasn’t anyone there who could record the event.


32 posted on 12/07/2013 11:37:10 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

Those in the midwest will freak when the big one hits along the Mississippi.

The ground will shake so violently, their soil will turn into liquefaction which essentially turns the soil into quicksand like oatmeal consistency..

Houses and buildings slowly sink right into the ground and many times the earth just burps them back up when the aftershocks hit.


33 posted on 12/07/2013 11:39:07 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SatinDoll

I do believe I’ve seen maps that indicate how a New Madrid earthquake would be felt and the kind of damage it would do. It was on a Roman Numeral scale - and in Oklahoma there would not be a lot of serious damage, although it would be felt.


34 posted on 12/07/2013 11:40:48 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: oxcart

I thought our upstairs hot water heater exploded here in Edmond. This one was worse than the 5.4 a couple of years ago. Instead of a slowly growing rumble and shake, this was a huge explosion that shook everything and then rumbled slowly for close to a minute.

I can’t imagine what it is like in Kali, going through bigger earthquakes. Our problem is that our houses and buildings are not built for this. Found several new cracks along some seams and our house is already piered to bedrock.


35 posted on 12/07/2013 11:45:16 AM PST by okkev68
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To: okkev68

Hopefully you guys in the midwest don’t use brick or mason, as that is the first thing that cracks and turns to sand.

Here in CA, we put in a seismic foundation, which consist of 400 little shock absorbers in the sub-floor just above the foundation. When the bigger earthquakes hit, our home just bounces up and down slightly, while our neighbors homes crack and fall apart.


36 posted on 12/07/2013 11:53:08 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Most houses here are made of brick. Ours is mostly stone. Unfortunately, I don’t think they are made to shake.


37 posted on 12/07/2013 11:56:47 AM PST by okkev68
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To: SatinDoll

There was an earthquake that lasted for almost 2 years?


38 posted on 12/07/2013 12:00:44 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: wastedyears

LOL ... no, it was a series of earthquakes, over a span of time.


39 posted on 12/07/2013 12:02:54 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Oh man, I’d hate to have been alive at that time and going through that. I probably would’ve thought the world was ending.


40 posted on 12/07/2013 12:04:48 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: okkev68

Good luck...I’ve seen quakes so violent cars were bouncing off their wheels in parking lots..

My friends grandmother was hit in the head by a swinging chandelier, which knocked her down a flight of stairs.


41 posted on 12/07/2013 12:07:16 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Star Traveler

We were at a horse sale there several years ago. They had one on Friday night and then another on Saturday night. Scared the wits out of me.


42 posted on 12/07/2013 12:12:41 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Himyar

I’m in Tulsa and the first one that I felt woke me up (it was quite late). I wasn’t sure what happened, but I suspected an earthquake. I immediately got on the Intermet and confirmed that it was one. Then I put in a report to USGS, where they solicit people’s information on an earthquake that they’ve felt.

I was the only one in the house that felt it or woke up.

The next day (I think it was a day later) another quake hit and was felt in Tulsa. This time it was in the early evening and everyone was up. Everyone in the house felt that one as the house really shook for a while.

I know that those people who were close were shaken a whole lot more than we were in Tulsa.

If you go on the USGS website, you should be able to find out how many different people felt it in Oklahoma, by the reports that they submit. They are broken down by Zip Code.


43 posted on 12/07/2013 12:20:32 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: oxcart

bump


44 posted on 12/07/2013 12:26:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dragnet2

Ok, I’ll bite. How was your friend’s grandmother hit in the head with a swinging chandelier? Did she play for a WNBA team? Was she hurt and did she recover?


45 posted on 12/07/2013 12:33:57 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: rednek

I can imagine ! I was in Tokyo a couple weeks ago and we felt it early morning around 2 on the Japanese scale (3.5 Richter?) but at least we knew exactly what had happened. :D


46 posted on 12/07/2013 12:36:58 PM PST by erlayman
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To: Star Traveler; All
I thought that some may be interested in this documentary... New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811 - 1812
47 posted on 12/07/2013 12:37:07 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

The chandelier broke lose from it’s chain, struck grandma in the forehead, knocking her down a flight of stairs.

To add insult to injury, one of the paramedics slammed the door shut on her leg when transporting her to the ER.


48 posted on 12/07/2013 12:38:34 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Irenic

Thanks ... I’ve read a lot about those earthquakes and now that I’m closer to the area, it’s even of more concern (I used to be in Oregon).


49 posted on 12/07/2013 12:40:28 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RBStealth

Much more concerned about the do-gooders, liberals, envirowackos and libtards, communists in the white hut and muzzies, national debt and taxes than I am about wells and earthquakes.

Let me know when a well problem happens and I’ll get right on it.

If it isn’t a problem in California it isn’t going to be a problem.

This sure isn’t the first seismic event with wells involved. I’ve been through some in Colombia while drilling and not a thing happened. Wells are still there. That was 20 years ago and lots more quakes have happened since then.

I won’t be wringing my hands and looking for black swans or anything else on this score.


50 posted on 12/07/2013 12:47:35 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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