The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 June 2004

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Okay, maybe not that much. But Oklahoma is riven with fault lines, and they vibrate fairly frequently; yesterday, an hour and a half before sunset, a 3.0 temblor (temblette?) rumbled its way through Ardmore.

The most earth-shattering quake ever recorded in Oklahoma struck El Reno in 1952.

Posted at 9:10 AM to Soonerland

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3.0? Bah! I grew up in Southern California. Remember the scene in ID4 where Will Smith's character wakes up, saying there's been an earthquake and Vivica A. Fox responds "Not even a four pointer..." and goes back to sleep? Probably the only scene in the entire movie that reflected reality. Anything under 6.0 barely deserved mention. Anything above the mid-sixes and into the sevens, then things got... Interesting.


Posted by: Myria at 9:53 AM on 8 June 2004

Anything over 3 is rare here; the El Reno quake may have made it into the low fives, but if I remember correctly, Richter's scale wasn't in universal use at the time.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:50 AM on 8 June 2004

Ardmore, huh? Maybe it was a stampede of diners at a certain well-known catfish restaurant just south of there.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:44 AM on 8 June 2004