The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 December 2006

Shake it up, baby

I didn't notice it, but Monty did, and she lives over there: there was an earthquake in eastern Oklahoma County about an hour ago.

It was a large boom followed by a small ground tremor, and an estimated 2.5 on the Richter scale, said the Oklahoma Geological Survey. What was the boom? They haven't said yet.

Yes, we do have such things:

Nothing that will make a Californian shudder, but the state is riddled with fault lines, and seismic disturbances are even harder to predict than the weather.

Personally, I can think of better ways to have my world rocked.

Posted at 9:46 PM to City Scene

Oh yeah. I felt it. It was like a quick peek into the earthquake box before just-as-quickly closing the lid, followed by the obligatory "whoa".

Posted by: Shawn at 11:57 PM on 20 December 2006

I remember a few years back that they reported booms that were attributed to earthquakes down in the southern part of the state. People down in the Lawton area thought that it was from Ft Sill but some atate agency came out and said that they were due to minor tremblors. That is all I remeber about it, can't even remeber how many years ago that was.

Posted by: anomdragon at 1:10 AM on 21 December 2006

We had an earthquake sometime ago in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that was the same way. There were three huge BANGS then the ground shook. We thought at first a plane had crashed near the airport. It registered 4.0.

Posted by: Rick at 2:15 AM on 21 December 2006

I didn't feel or hear anything. They said Midwest City, but what part?

Posted by: OkieLawyer at 7:05 AM on 21 December 2006

They're still trying to get a grip on where it was; the epicenter is not defined, largely because there isn't a defined fault line through this area.

(Anyone who wants to turn in a report of the quake can do so here.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:08 AM on 21 December 2006

Mike McCarville is saying that the worst of it was around I-240 and Sooner Road.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:18 AM on 21 December 2006

On the bright side, you'll never fall into the ocean.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 11:45 PM on 22 December 2006