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Earthquake!!!!
#358120 11/06/11 04:17 AM
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Just had our second earthquake in less than 24 hours that was EASILY felt and heard. Shook the whole house. I slept through the 4.7 last night, had a 5.2 just now. Epicenter was about 60 miles away.

There shouldn't be earthquakes in Oklahoma, WTF!


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terzaghi #358122 11/06/11 04:20 AM
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lol crazy... maybe global warming caused it

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terzaghi #358123 11/06/11 04:20 AM
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5.2? That's cute. wink

We'd freak out in Cali when it gets windy.

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oldskoolboarder #358125 11/06/11 04:26 AM
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Second strongest in history for Oklahoma.


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terzaghi #358126 11/06/11 04:28 AM
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Strongest was 5.5 in 1952. I've lived here for 28 years and never felt an earthquake until last year. Something funny is going on...


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terzaghi #358129 11/06/11 04:39 AM
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Revised to a 5.6. Woohoo, new state record!


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terzaghi #358133 11/06/11 11:08 AM
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like here, it could be the earth's crust still settling as a result of the melting ice at the end of the last glaciation; less weight on the crust makes it rebound to it's original state.

it's what's happening in my part of the world; with the last one, about 20 years ago) at around 6 (Richter scale).

just one day before that happened, i was telling my GF that it does not happen here. the next day she sees the vacuum cleaner walking past her and loud knocks on the door, and such.

when i was living in Iceland, i had the great pleasure of experiencing 2 strong earthquakes, one at 8.6 and another one at 9.4 - it was much better than what my sub can do and i enjoyed it a lot.

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terzaghi #358135 11/06/11 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: terzaghi
There shouldn't be earthquakes in Oklahoma, WTF!


Don't know if you're serious or not, Dave, but Oklahoma has lots of fault lines (thought an article I read said there's few-if any-"plate boundaries", which apparently are the usual cause of tectonic plate shifts). Another possibly is increased oil and gas drilling; particularly fracking. Hydro fracking is big business in your state. Not only is it contaminating the fresh water aquifers used to supply drinking water, but the practice could very well set off tectonic activity. Yet another reason fracking should be shut down.


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J. B. #358142 11/06/11 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: J. B.
like here, it could be the earth's crust still settling as a result of the melting ice at the end of the last glaciation; less weight on the crust makes it rebound to it's original state.

it's what's happening in my part of the world; with the last one, about 20 years ago) at around 6 (Richter scale).

just one day before that happened, i was telling my GF that it does not happen here. the next day she sees the vacuum cleaner walking past her and loud knocks on the door, and such.

when i was living in Iceland, i had the great pleasure of experiencing 2 strong earthquakes, one at 8.6 and another one at 9.4 - it was much better than what my sub can do and i enjoyed it a lot.


J.B., I have to agree with you. Although for some they can be frightening, and we can't forget the possible destructive force, but experiencing an earthquake is quite exhilarating. And humbling too.


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St_PatGuy #358143 11/06/11 03:30 PM
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They're pretty commonplace where I live (Alaska), but I can't say I enjoy them. It's just not natural for the ground to move. Some of my coworkers lived through, and remember the earthquake of 64 (9.2 mag). They laugh at the 'little' 6er's and 7er's.

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