And the earth tries to swallow once more

Five point three.

If that magnitude holds up, it will be the fourth largest earthquake in state history.

That in itself is sort of newsy, but this is worse. Adam Wilmoth reports energy stuff for the Oklahoman:

I mean, we’re talking pipelines in every direction except straight up.

The sensation was weird: I heard what I thought was wind over the back fence, and the rumble moved forward, clearing the house in about 35 seconds. No damage here that I can tell, but then I’m pretty far away.

Update, 8:40 pm: Downgraded to 5.0. Now #5 on the all-time list.


  1. nightfly »

    7 November 2016 · 10:23 am

    Boston famously had a flood of molasses; I gather that this would be worse in every respect – volume, ecology, and fire hazard.

  2. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2016 · 10:40 am

    And it’s not like we need any more fire hazards in drought-stricken Oklahoma….

  3. CGHill »

    7 November 2016 · 11:30 am

    Apparently the epicenter was more than a mile from the oil works; most of the damage was closer to downtown.

  4. McG »

    8 November 2016 · 11:26 pm

    The crazy thing about Boston’s molasses flood — it happened in January.

    Everything I thought I knew about molasses is a lie.

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