Late Saturday Night Earthquake

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Another earthquake occurred in OK @ 10:53 tonight. This one was a 5.6 (upgraded from the initial 5.2) was was centered near Sparks, OK. It was what’s called a shallow quake, occurring 3.1 miles below the ground. As a result of these shallow quakes, there is a tendency for them to be felt a larger than average distance away from the epicenter. There are no reports of damage yet from the region however it was felt all across our area as well as St Louis and Chicago. Springfield and Little rock also felt it. Also reports now show that it was felt in the Lubbock, TX area. Here is a map showing the epicenter of the earthquake…

and thus far where it has been felt…

This is the strongest earthquake in their recorded history. The previous strongest was a 5.2 in 1952 near El Reno.

So let’s see in OK so far in 2011…their all time coldest temperature, the most snow in 24 hours, the highest wind speed thx to an EF5 tornado, their largest hail and the strongest earthquake


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