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Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
Live Science ^ | 05/05/14 | Becky Oskin

Posted on 05/05/2014 1:09:24 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper

Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

In a joint statement, the agencies said the risk of a damaging earthquake — one larger than magnitude 5.0 — has significantly increased in central Oklahoma.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: earthquake; earthquakes; earthquakeswarm; earthquakeswarms; oklahoma
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Serious and growing threat for sure.
1 posted on 05/05/2014 1:09:24 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: Errant; machogirl; The Cajun

head’s up!


2 posted on 05/05/2014 1:09:48 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Coincidence?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3152265/posts


3 posted on 05/05/2014 1:12:04 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Lol....I got a chill..!


4 posted on 05/05/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

great now we have to look for a false flag nuke event along the madrid fault line.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Good thing I just bought earthquake insurance last week. Over 40 years on OK, and that is one thing I can truly say I never thought I would need.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT by okkev68
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To: US Navy Vet

Could be. My first thought was...

It’s an Administration diversion from the really important news of the day...WHICH MANY OUTLETS INCLUDING DRUDGE HAVE DOWN-PLAYED OR IGNORED.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

bttt


8 posted on 05/05/2014 1:16:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Yeah...might happen.

Might not....

I'd rather live here than SoCal though.

9 posted on 05/05/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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Prayers for a bunch of smaller quakes to release the pressure in the area...may be nerve-whacking-but little to no damage or anything else.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: winoneforthegipper

OK—LA-—HOMA where the corn shakes when theres not a breeze..


11 posted on 05/05/2014 1:17:54 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: okkev68

I hope you don’t find you have a 30 day wait on that coverage addition.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 1:20:33 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: winoneforthegipper

North a bit but we do have earthquake insurance since we have a three story chimney. I met a man this weekend from California. He said that they do not have private earthquake insurance any longer. It’s all controlled by the state and there is a $20K deductible.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: okkev68

Any fracking going on out there?

Anti-fracking activists here are now trying to shut it down with claims it is causing increased earthquake activity in Ohio.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 1:22:43 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Osage Orange

Yeah....good choice.

Oklahoma in parts is pure rock, so much so one can’t even put a storm shelter in without some major excavation.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

The Earth is cooling due to lower solar output.

The cooling will cause the Earth’s crust to shrink slightly causing increased earthquakes and volcanoes.

The volcanic ash in the atmosphere will cause more cooling.

Canada will be completely covered in ice within 20 years.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: yield 2 the right
Your prayers are being answered.

OK has experienced almost daily earthquakes in the 2.5.....3.5 region for the past couple of weeks.

17 posted on 05/05/2014 1:33:29 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

I have been told it sucks to have swarm of “lighter” quakes at all, hope the swarm ends soon enough and ends the threat of an lager damaging one that no one wants...


18 posted on 05/05/2014 1:36:48 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Mercat

It’s more than 20k, it’s like 10% of the value of the home, and there are lots of exclusions. We are in Cali also and don’t have it.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 1:39:38 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: yield 2 the right

I agreed with this thought for awhile now and in ways still do. HOwever, the problem is the whole fold and tucks(weaknesses)through out Okie land is unzipping. So if a major quake were to occur it most certainly would be away from the main swarm.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 1:43:34 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Where you have mountains, you have... wait for it... earthquakes!


21 posted on 05/05/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: ataDude

Oklahoma is for sure riddled with folds and imperfections....add mountains yeah you have a good recipe...course no one cooked it for a few thousand years.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 1:47:37 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I still lived in Ok when we had a 5.4. It was fun. There’s wasn’t much damage.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

I am an advocate of it actually heating east of the rockies due to the Farallon plate dissolving thereby exposing more bedrock to the core points.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 1:49:56 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: demshateGod

Nope however that was due to a few limiting factors. I would suggest that you look towards Virginia’s 5mag a few years ago for that size potential.

However I would not hesitate to suggest that a 6+ is not out of the question in Oklahoma.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 1:51:12 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It is always something....no matter what...


26 posted on 05/05/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: winoneforthegipper

Good luck with thaaat!

I been warning about earthquakes for years, nobody listens.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 1:53:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Land of the Free and the home of the Brave!)
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To: yield 2 the right

that it is....!


28 posted on 05/05/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well keep up the good work~!


29 posted on 05/05/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Thank you!


30 posted on 05/05/2014 1:56:38 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: winoneforthegipper
The southern part of the Humboldt Fault Zone getting more active.


CGato

31 posted on 05/05/2014 2:11:55 PM PDT by Conservative Gato
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To: George from New England

So you actually believe these jack-wagon’s can predict a shaker?


32 posted on 05/05/2014 2:21:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I've been warning about heat stroke, STD’s, Government take-over...Media Bias, Bullshit, Unleaded gas, GMC, the Clinton's, Hollyweird, Soro’s, Holder, Hatch, Reid, Pulmonary emboli, Maker's Mark, weird science, Ebola, dumb asses, Congress, ARDS, West Nile, toe fungus, dandelions, bad cheese...and crap like that for years too!!!
33 posted on 05/05/2014 2:33:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

If they have a quake, they called it. If they don’t, just forget about it.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Canada will be completely covered in ice within 20 years.

Meaning no need to shell out hard earned cash to reserve ice time for hockey practice, eh?


35 posted on 05/05/2014 2:38:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: winoneforthegipper; Errant; machogirl
Full moon 14-15 this month.................Just saying.
36 posted on 05/05/2014 3:04:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: machogirl

yep yep how r u?


37 posted on 05/05/2014 3:20:06 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: The Cajun

hehe!


38 posted on 05/05/2014 3:21:29 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: AppyPappy

I would think the last thing in the world the usgs would want to do is issue that warning.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Oklahoma is not on the New Madrid fault line.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 3:54:19 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Tennessee Nana

The wind never stops blowing in Oklahoma.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: lonevoice

“While scientists haven’t ruled out natural causes for the increase, many researchers suspect the deep injection wells used for the disposal of fracking wastewater could be causing the earthquake activity.”

Yep, fracking is evil and will lead to death and destruction!


42 posted on 05/05/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: yield 2 the right

Here in central Oklahoma we worry more about wild fires and tornadoes.


43 posted on 05/05/2014 4:20:50 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Osage Orange
So you actually believe these jack-wagon’s can predict a shaker?

There are two scientists in prison because the government said they should have predicted quakes which occurred last year.

In Italy IIRC,

44 posted on 05/05/2014 5:49:00 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Pride in the USA

45 posted on 05/05/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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46 posted on 05/05/2014 11:49:09 PM PDT by georgebibb
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To: SVTCobra03

Exactly. Right now we can be either blown away by a tornado or burned up by a wildfire on any given day.


47 posted on 05/06/2014 5:19:48 AM PDT by okkev68
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To: All

After looking at all facts, looks like the USGS is playing the blame game to support Obama’s woe is the world and I will save you attitude.

Mods feel free to delete this story.


48 posted on 05/06/2014 6:26:08 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: okkev68

Was it expensive?


49 posted on 05/06/2014 2:04:16 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

I believe it was around $100 for the year. That is with a $2K deductible. Mainly just to protect in case something really bad happened.


50 posted on 05/07/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT by okkev68
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