Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oklahoma County Quakes, Shakes, Rattles, Rolls

Didn't feel it but the occurence is so noted:
Two Friday morning earthquakes centered in Jones are believed stronger than any that have hit Oklahoma County before, but geologists said the current swarm of activity is no cause for alarm.

Geologists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey reported a magnitude-4 earthquake at 9:18 a.m. Friday with an epicenter three miles northeast of Jones — the strongest earthquake to hit the state since a magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded in 1998 in Comanche County.

A second earthquake, recorded at 9:27 a.m. about a mile northeast of Jones, measured a magnitude of 3.8.

Both quakes could be felt as far away as Tulsa and Stillwater, but several people said the second quake felt stronger.

Tornadoes, blizzards, teeth-cracking cold, searing heat, earthquakes. You can have it all in Oklahoma!


  1. You can send those directly to me and once we're done rioting and looting, I'll make sure it's put into the hands where it can do the most good.