M5.6 earthquake in Oklahoma felt across the entire midwest, from North Dakota through Houston.
TCK: The usual count for quakes this past few months has been about 35-40 daily today it was 75!!! some of these may be attributed to some fracking like in Oklahoma but this number is off the charts for today. We just had some significant activity from the sun recently too. Oklahoma had a swarm of quakes tops was a 5.6. Off shore California had a 5.6. Italy had some more aftershocks and Puerto Rico was blasted by 24+ quakes....
A M5.6 earthquake struck near Pawnee, Oklahoma on September 3, 2016.
According to press reports the quake was felt virtually across the entire midwest, from North Dakota through Houston. That’s a 1,300 mile stretch!At 7:02:44 am local time, a major, M5.6 earthquake hit 14km northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma. It rattled a swath of the Great Plains, from Kansas City, Missouri, to central Oklahoma. It was the strongest quake to hit Oklahoma in years.
Immediate Facebook post reports indicated pictures fell off walls as far away as Tulsa. Others felt it in Norman and Wewoka in Seminole County. It lasted roughly 15 seconds. Saturday morning’s earthquake is the largest in Oklahoma since a 5.6 magnitude quake near Prague. That quake was followed by 10 aftershocks.
According to press reports the quake was felt virtually across the entire midwest, from North Dakota through Houston – a 1,300 mile stretch.
Aftershocks lasted for several minutes according to the USGS.
The quake was especially felt in Oklahoma City, while residents as far as Dallas said the shaking continued for at least 10 seconds. The earthquake was shallow, with a focus just 4.1 miles below the surface; such quakes convey more energy to the land surface; as the USGS notes the recent quake in Italy started at a 10km depth.Very substantial earthquake with aftershocks going on for several minutes. More information to follow.— USGS in Oklahoma (@USGS_Oklahoma) September 3, 2016
What is notable about the quake is that in recent months as a result of the decline in fracking, the number of quakes especially in the Dallas region, had declined significantly.
It’s not yet clear whether the earthquake caused any injuries or damage. Earthquakes hit Oklahoma frequently, but they are typically below 4.0 magnitude and rarely are felt in the northeast part of the state, according to Tulsa World.
People in Kansas City, Missouri, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake at about 7:05 a.m. Saturday.
Another M5.6 quake rattled 103km W of Ferndale, California on September 3, 2016 and a M3.1 tremor hit Nevada a few hours later.
Two Powerful Quakes Shake The US Within 24 Hours
According to a report from CBS San San Francisco, a strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck off the Northern California coast on Friday evening and was confirmed by the USGS. According to the report, The earthquake struck around 8:30 p.m. with an epicenter about 73 miles west of Ferndale in Humboldt County. No reports of damage or tsunami alert was reported from the quake.This quake on the West Coast was followed by a strong magnitude 5.6 that shook the Nation’s midsection. The quake struck north central Oklahoma on Saturday morning and could be felt over a seven-state area, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey reported. This earthquake reportedly matched the strongest to ever hit the state – The results of this earthquake rattled a wide area of the Great Plains, including Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa. It was centered about 9 miles northwest of Pawnee, Okla., prompting local officials to dispatch officers to check key facilities, such as the local water plant. Our End Time Headlines Facebook thread was filled with testimonies of feeling and even hearing the earthquake when it occurred.
Briana from Iowa stated: “I’m in Iowa and I felt it! Very weird experience. My bathroom door shook, the couch shook, then I noticed my lamp shaking. The craziest part was how it made my body feel weird. Almost a dizzy feeling, but it’s kind of hard to explain.”
Amber From Norman, OK “woke me up. Bed was swaying and heard the rumble it was a 5.6 earthquake”
Priscilla From Newcastle, OK – “Had me jumping up and running! Slammed my bed up against the wall. Thought the place was going to come apart. It’s getting scary to be an Okie.
Kari – “I live 50 miles from the center. It shook the house for a long time. Dogs were barking….windows were rattling….”
Roxanne From St. Louis – “Felt in St. Louis and where I live, across the river in IL.”
Emilee From Owasso, OK – “Whole house was shaking and the earth was grumbling. The sound was almost worse than the shaking”