Saturday, November 05, 2011

Holy Crap, this isn’t California

Just felt a huge earthquake rattle this place!  OHMIGOODNESS, a bit scary!  Have felt a slight jolt here and there over the years, but this was a house-rattler for sure. 

Probably a bunch of passed-on Sooner fans turning over in their graves because the Oklahoma State Cowboys should be #2 in the college rankings.  Just an observation.

We’ve been having some small earthquakes out east of OKC, but there was a big one last night about 2AM (4.5 on the scale).  It wasn’t enough to wake me out of a sleep.  I wonder what this one we just felt will rank on the scale. 

Holy crap.  Scary.

UPDATE:  News reports saying it was a 5.2 on the scale tonight.  ACK!!

UPDATE #2:  USGS upgrades this earthquake to a 5.6.  Holy Moly!

 

 

8 comments:

Troll said...

Let's review, shall we? Oklahoma 2011: Dust storms. Tornados. 10 days in a row over 100 Degrees. Pretty big Earthquake.

Glad you're okay. And, at least they didn't all happen in the same week!

Pam said...

Troll, let's review further and add in blizzard and wildfires and about 60 days of over 100 degree temps. Yikes, that was scary last night!

Pam said...

Update! Just snagged this from an OKC weather gal via the National Weather Service in Norman ...

2011 in OK: coldest temp, most snow in 24 hrs, highest wind speed, EF5 tornado, largest hail, hottest summer, and now strongest earthquake." - Rick Smith, NWS Norman

carmar76 said...

yikes for sure! glad you are okay!!

Boxer said...

I've gone through a few; one in San Jose, CA and the "big" one in Seattle in 2001. Anything over 5.0 feels like something is happening, so I'm glad to hear you're well. It's not fun to feel the earth move, but tonados scare me more.

moi said...

Makes one wonder, doesn't it, if Oklahoma might not be slated as the epicenter of the 'pocalypse . . .

Nope, we didn't feel it here. Although, about 15 years ago, we had quite a house rattler very early one summer morning. Thankfully, my house at the time was made entirely out of poured concrete and was anchored into the side of a hill. That was a very weird, very disturbing feeling. Glad you're okay.

Pam said...

"Epicenter of the 'pocalypse" ... will have to update my use of "center of the universe" to describe Oklahoma.

fishy said...

Did you maintain your tornado season "secure zone" under the stairs? It does seem like your region has been sufficiently challenged by weather related events to warrant a permanent , maybe reinforced, bolt hole.