Oklahoma earthquake

Oklahoma earthquake

There are 38 comments on the KFOR story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Oklahoma earthquake. In it, KFOR reports that:

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded near Jones in central Oklahoma.

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phyllis

United States

#1 Dec 7, 2009
I live in Harrah and I felt this quake!
Buck Hayworth

Pearl City, HI

#2 Dec 7, 2009
Ma cows sure felt it!
KGibson

Edmond, OK

#3 Dec 7, 2009
I know Oklahoma has always had quite a bit of earthquake activity but it seems like there have been an unusual number of significant earthquakes in this area. Does anyone have any explanation for this?
okiestro

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Dec 7, 2009
pretty sure this was just Tiger Woods dad rolling over in his grave - I'm just saying ...
wnelson

Choctaw, OK

#5 Dec 8, 2009
This is the third one in the last month! I live in Choctaw and felt all three. This one made the coffee in my pot slosh around. The first one rattled my windows - it was like a loud clap of thunder that made our house tremble. The second one was just a little bump and only shook a little bit, but was loud enough to think it was distant thunder.
MMAY

Edmond, OK

#6 Dec 8, 2009
I WORK FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY AND PURCHASED QUAKE INSURANCE (IM NOT AN AGENT), I'M GETTING TEASED A LOT. BUT IT'S CHEAP AND WELL...YOU REALLY NEVER KNOW. ALSO IF THERE IS A DELAY OF COVERAGE OF 30 DAYS AFTER THE PURCHASE AND YOU ALSO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PURCHASE IF THERE HAS BEEN A QUAKE OF 5 OR ABOVE IN YOUR AREA.
david

United States

#7 Dec 8, 2009
Frame home quake insurance is cheap. Brick or rock home isn't that cheap. It might be worth looking into.
Mike Staulls

United States

#8 Dec 8, 2009
This is rediculous. Its just one more thing for the global warming nuts to talk about. And Obama is stealing our health care.
TheRealOne

Alexandria, VA

#9 Dec 8, 2009
I used to live in Lawton in the 80's and 90's and never heard about earthquakes happening in Oklahoma of all places. Flooding sure...Snow? Maybe 3 inches total of the over 10 years I was there....wow. Anyway I've been reflecting on some native prophecy and that area will become an active fault area. A big one supposed to hit the New Madrid fault line and reverse the Mississippi river again for the second time in less than 300 years. The prophecies I was lookin at were from 1987 and about 90% of them have come to volition (Including your jobs going overseas, mass bank failures, electronic checkouts in the grocery stores, terror attacks, ect). Don't worry about insurance-it may just be manifest destiny.
Jonesres

New London, MN

#10 Dec 12, 2009
KGibson wrote:
I know Oklahoma has always had quite a bit of earthquake activity but it seems like there have been an unusual number of significant earthquakes in this area. Does anyone have any explanation for this?
I agree. What's with all the activity in the Jones/Choctaw area after years of feeling no earthquakes. Is this leading to the "big one"? Or is this just a cluster that will settle down?
Thomas

Benton, KY

#11 Dec 13, 2009
My friends at the USGS tell me this is a big year for 3+ earthquakes and that they're baffled about what could be causing the increase. It could be a sign that the structure of the bedrock is allowing existing stress to be released in larger bursts. On the other hand it could also be a sign that stress is building faster than normal. The former would most likely result in a calming soon enough, though it could see a few larger earthquakes if the conditions are right. The latter most likely would result in larger earthquakes but could see an eventual calming if the bedrock is strong enough to handle the stress. In the very long term (decades plus) the latter could result in a significantly larger earthquake at some point.
Jess

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Dec 14, 2009
My housemate and I live about a block from main street in Jones notice many earthquakes. Most of the time they are just small shakes, barely noticable except when sitting at the computer by the window. Other times, they are more noticable the 3+ ones. We notice at several a week lately.
Bob

Altus, OK

#13 Dec 14, 2009
My boots are shakin'
Jess

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Dec 18, 2009
My ceiling fan rocked back and forth during the one last night. I'm contacting my insurance agent today to make sure my coverage is good for earthquakes.
Whispers

Altus, OK

#15 Dec 20, 2009
Insurance will certainly go up.
sisterbluebird

Choctaw, OK

#16 Dec 21, 2009
I have been looking into geological features locally. We in Central Oklahoma are on the end of what is known as the Nemaha lift--which is responsible for the quake in 1952 in El Reno that was +5.0 Mag. I am taken aback by the lack of information on the USGS regarding Oklahoma. I was able to find plenty of information about this state by researching geology of Kansas. In fact FEMA did workshops of some sort on the Nemaha Seismic hazard in 2007 involving Okla, Ark, KS and MS. The most information I could find locally was written by Geologists for Drilling Companies. It seems the potentally active areas also overlay deposits of oil and natural gas. No one has addressed that potentiality. And I doubt they will.
david the quaker

New London, MN

#17 Dec 26, 2009
sisterbluebird wrote:
I have been looking into geological features locally. We in Central Oklahoma are on the end of what is known as the Nemaha lift--which is responsible for the quake in 1952 in El Reno that was +5.0 Mag. I am taken aback by the lack of information on the USGS regarding Oklahoma. I was able to find plenty of information about this state by researching geology of Kansas. In fact FEMA did workshops of some sort on the Nemaha Seismic hazard in 2007 involving Okla, Ark, KS and MS. The most information I could find locally was written by Geologists for Drilling Companies. It seems the potentally active areas also overlay deposits of oil and natural gas. No one has addressed that potentiality. And I doubt they will.
I agree with a scientific study of the earths structure, as opposed to saying Satan is behind it.
Actually I am really pissed off when people write that sinners in Jones, Oklahoma are the reason.
patty

oklahoma city, ok

#18 Dec 29, 2009
Wow. You don't usually think of earthquakes out here. Unfortunately, neither do the builders that do all the construction. :S
lany rain

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Dec 29, 2009
there is a fine line you know.

“Alpha Omega”

Since: Dec 09

United States

#20 Dec 29, 2009
lany rain wrote:
there is a fine line you know.
Lany Rain. I saw your posts on the COFB forum, and I care. If you wish to talk, please contact me at [email protected]
Maybe I can help.

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