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Old 09-24-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I was born and raised in socal, and generally when there is a quake with major effect, the news starts out by saying there has been a major quake in California. They might say Southern California. Its not until later until they get more exact.

Today unless they break into a show, they give a fast and generalized blurb. Earthquake in California. When they break in they give more details. Its rather frustrating.

When I was in California visiting family, Oklahoma had the biggest earthquake of the batch of them we've been having. I finally called a friend in Cushing. The bigger news blurb had a vague map with a dot somewhere in central OK. No cities. Especially soon after moving here, it could be near or quite a ways. And never mentioned any details at all. No epicenter, no strength, no after shocks..... Even if you didn't live somewhere in the area, you might have had friends or family who did and a bit more information would be of interest.

I go to look at the usgs site now, since its just data.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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When I was in California visiting family, Oklahoma had the biggest earthquake of the batch of them we've been having. I finally called a friend in Cushing. The bigger news blurb had a vague map with a dot somewhere in central OK. No cities. Especially soon after moving here, it could be near or quite a ways. And never mentioned any details at all. No epicenter, no strength, no after shocks..... Even if you didn't live somewhere in the area, you might have had friends or family who did and a bit more information would be of interest.
I currently live in Nebraska and was startled one morning last year when the chandelier started swinging. Turns out fracking in Oklahoma caused a quake that we felt all the way up here.

(I was raised in CA, as well. Californian earthquake wouldn't sound right at all.)

My heart goes out to the folks affected by the quake in Mexico. Let's hope their government will to get serious about enforcing earthquake resistant building standards.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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nightbird47: My son lives in the Oklahoma City area and has told me there have been many more quakes than usual and he also mentioned that fracking has been associated with them.

I dislike OK very much but for personal reasons. I have been there several times. Did not care for their legal system.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Please people stop with the Mexican vs Mexico thing. I did not mean to offend anyone by the title I was trying to inquire how people were that might have been affected.
as it turned out there are many more posts regarding how I wrote the titled than there have been regarding the welfare of the people affected.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The South
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Please people stop with the Mexican vs Mexico thing. I did not mean to offend anyone by the title I was trying to inquire how people were that might have been affected.
as it turned out there are many more posts regarding how I wrote the titled than there have been regarding the welfare of the people affected.
I understood perfectly what you were saying.
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