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Natural disasters Earthquake Oklahoma 2011

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#1 Vapor Trails

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:01 PM

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(CNN) -- Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours since the state's strongest earthquake since 1952 was felt throughout the region.

More than ten aftershocks measuring at east 3.0 magnitude were reported Sunday, in the hours after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake took residents by surprise Saturday night. The temblor rattled homes and structures, causing belongings to scatter in houses and sending strident, booming sounds through the area.

Kathy Crawson, a nurse with a community hospital in Prague, Oklahoma, about six miles from the quake's epicenter, said Sunday the experience was terrifying, but she was getting used to the aftershocks.

"We have felt several aftershocks. I just felt one a few minutes ago," said Crawson.

The 5.6-magnitude quake struck four miles east of Sparks in Lincoln County at 11:53 p.m. ET Saturday.

It hit struck the same area where a 4.7-magnitude quake struck just hours earlier -- at 3:12 a.m. ET Saturday.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

And before you ask, yes, the Oklahoma Geological Survey has raised the possibility that the recent rash of earthquakes in OK (and AR) may be linked to the extensive fracking in those areas.

I'm not telling anyone to "cut it out!" or anything. Jes' sayin'...

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#3 BklnScott

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

My boyfriend was visiting his parents in Oklahoma and was seriously freaked out.  Apparently, this kind of thing never happens there.  And yeah, the first thing I thought was, "all that fracking in Arkansas..."

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:08 AM

You folks watch TOO much Battlestar Galactica. Seriously. :p

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

See what happens when you frack around too much? :p

Seriously though, I hope people are okay for an area that doesn't have earthquake building codes.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

View PostOrpheus, on 06 November 2011 - 05:15 PM, said:

And before you ask, yes, the Oklahoma Geological Survey has raised the possibility that the recent rash of earthquakes in OK (and AR) may be linked to the extensive fracking in those areas.
It has occurred to me.    :(
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#7 Hambil

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, this may be the death kneel of the whole fracking oil sands industry :) One can hope.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

Better their death knell than ours.  Better the death knell of frakking profits than alternate energy research and production.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:30 PM

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The temblor sent Jesse Richards' wife running outside because she thought their home was going to collapse. The earthquake centered near their home in Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, could be felt throughout the state and in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas and some parts of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Richards estimated it lasted for as much as a minute. One of his wife's cookie jars fell on the floor and shattered, and pictures hanging in their living room were knocked askew.

"We've been here 18 years, and it's getting to be a regular occurrence," said Richards, 50. But, he added, "I hope I never get used to them."

Some damage reported but mostly of the collapsed tower or crack in the building type. It's scary when it's something you are not used to but sounds like it's becoming more and more common there.

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