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Old 02-22-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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I know that Oklahoma isn't what you'd typically think of when you hear earthquake but they aren't as uncommon as a lot of people think. I lived in Ardmore a few years back and I lived on the eastern side of town. On the west side from I-35 towards Lone Grove, I talked to some people that thought there was a huge explosion but in fact it was an earthquake. If I remember correctly they said it was around a 3.5. I didn't feel it at my house but west Ardmore and especially Lone Grove felt it. I know a few years back Lindsay had one as well but not sure of the specifics on that one.
Earthquakes are funny. I was in one once when I worked for the school district in AK, and the room we worked in rattled like crazy and all the shelves - heavy industrial-type ones that held correspondence study materials - rattled and swayed and the quake made a noise like a freight train going through. But just up the hall in a different wing that pre-dated the one where I worked, no one felt or heard anything. Then much later I was in the Nisqually quake in WA, and it didn't do a thing to the house, but we could watch the road 20' away rippling. I just prefer my terra to be firma.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Did not! I left them all in Alaska!
It's your "earthquake aura." They've sensed your aura and have followed you against your wishes.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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It's your "earthquake aura." They've sensed your aura and have followed you against your wishes.
Gremlins. They've teamed up with my Post Office gremlins.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Idabel, OK
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Earthquakes are funny. I was in one once when I worked for the school district in AK, and the room we worked in rattled like crazy and all the shelves - heavy industrial-type ones that held correspondence study materials - rattled and swayed and the quake made a noise like a freight train going through. But just up the hall in a different wing that pre-dated the one where I worked, no one felt or heard anything. Then much later I was in the Nisqually quake in WA, and it didn't do a thing to the house, but we could watch the road 20' away rippling. I just prefer my terra to be firma.
They are crazy. I can't say that I'd really want to experience one but I don't think they are as common in the SE corner of the state where I am. *crossing fingers* I don't much care for tornadoes either but at least you know they're coming most of the time. I don't like being surprised much
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Earthquakes can happen in many, many different parts of our great nation. We've even had them in Pennsylvania, believe it or not, and given the Chicken Little mentality here, everyone likely DID think "the sky is falling!" LOL! Glad to hear nobody was hurt!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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Come on Karibear, it had to be a farmer driving his John Deere tractor through town. Has to be?

I didn't know we had them here either.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 10:23:10 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 04:23:10 AM local time at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 34.58N 96.36W
Depth 5 kilometers
Region OKLAHOMA
Distances 35 km (20 miles) SE of Ada, Oklahoma
65 km (40 miles) N of Durant, Oklahoma
145 km (90 miles) SE of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma
205 km (125 miles) N of Dallas, Texas

Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID uscqap

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Preliminary Earthquake Report: OKLAHOMA (http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_cqap.html - broken link)
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Come on Karibear, it had to be a farmer driving his John Deere tractor through town. Has to be?
Or maybe it was the sound of Coach Bob Stoops dropping his wallet.

Last edited by _redbird_; 02-24-2009 at 03:39 PM..
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 10:23:10 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 04:23:10 AM local time at epicenter
But the one I was grumping about was Feb 22 in Lahoma. Guess there's more activity than I'd like to think.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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But the one I was grumping about was Feb 22 in Lahoma. Guess there's more activity than I'd like to think.
Are you going to grump about them all, or is this it?
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