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Dustin
11-02-2013, 03:58 PM
The one in November 2011 was a 5.6.

That one was crazy. I remember screaming "WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT DO WE DO?" and running out of the house like a little girl.

ctchandler
11-03-2013, 07:54 PM
It's 7:52 and I think we just had another quake, in the high 2+ range. Has anybody else felt it?
C. T.

edited to correct my guess from 3+ to 2+.

blangtang
11-03-2013, 08:07 PM
It's 7:52 and I think we just had another quake, in the high 3+ range. Has anybody else felt it?
C. T.
yeah felt a rumble about 15 minutes ago in NW okc

ThomPaine
11-03-2013, 08:37 PM
List Today's Earthquakes in Oklahoma, United States (http://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/oklahoma/recent)

This site says 3.3 in Choctaw.

OKCisOK4me
11-03-2013, 09:04 PM
My shakras must not be aligned with the earth... cause I've not felt or heard a single one of these quakes...

ThomPaine
11-03-2013, 09:59 PM
Being a left coast transplants, these are not much more distinguishable from the sonic booms we used to experience out there (movement, not noise). I know what it is as soon as I feel it, but these are very short in duration. They really freak out my wife though.

venture
11-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Tossed this together: Weather Spotlight - Live Weather Event Coverage (http://www.weatherspotlight.com/quakes.html)

It is a page with the seismographs from both near the Wichita Mountains and up by Tulsa.

Bunty
11-03-2013, 10:17 PM
List Today's Earthquakes in Oklahoma, United States (http://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/oklahoma/recent)

This site says 3.3 in Choctaw.

That's a real cool earthquake page from showing multiple maps.

Plutonic Panda
11-04-2013, 12:51 AM
Didn't feel last night at 122nd & MacArthur nor today at NW 23rd & Meridian.

Let's get another 5 pluser. I'm sure this board will light up then...Naaa man. You gotta go big and get in the media, anyone down for 6.5? ;)

Plutonic Panda
11-04-2013, 12:58 AM
Read the fun comments here:

Minor earthquake - Edmond, Oklahoma on November 2, 2013 (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/11/02/minor-earthquake-edmond-oklahoma-on-november-2-2013/)Here are a few of my favs


Oklahoma City - this one seemed stronger than the last two. I saw my fences wave.

Edmond - 9:45 am I heard what sounded like a semi-truck in front of my house, at the same time I felt pressure move from the north to the south through my house, and I could hear the air go thru the attic. I have felt two tremors since, to the south of the house only.

Oklahoma City - It "woke up" my computer!

South Edmond, Oklahoma - Dishes began to vibrate and a low rumbling sound could be heard.

Bunty
11-04-2013, 09:43 AM
That one was crazy. I remember screaming "WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT DO WE DO?" and running out of the house like a little girl.

Assuming this video of the big one from two years ago is real, I don't blame you for screaming and running out, though recent quakes were weaker. http://ulocal.koco.com/_Earthquake-in-Edmond-2011/video/1656558/63269.html (http://ulocal.koco.com/_Earthquake-in-Edmond-2011/video/1656558/63269.html)

I wasn't screaming when I ran out, but was surprised I was the only one on the street who did. My neighbors are more likely to run out when a fire truck goes by. But then I was about two counties away from the epicenter.

Bunty
11-04-2013, 09:44 AM
Last month in southern Oklahoma, it was decided a disposal well site had to be shutdown, because supposedly it was associated with earthquakes. I don't believe those type wells are directly associated with fracking: Disposal Well Shutdown After Swarm of Earthquakes in South-Central Oklahoma | StateImpact Oklahoma (http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/10/03/disposal-well-shutdown-after-swarm-of-earthquakes-in-south-central-oklahoma/)

Dustin
11-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Did anyone feel that one?

Happened at about a minute ago. Shook the house pretty good.

jn1780
11-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Did anyone feel that one?

Yes, was about to post the same thing. lol

dmoor82
11-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Felt it in MWC

ctchandler
11-04-2013, 10:04 PM
I think this is the biggest one so far, I suspect over 4, but I'm probably very close to the epicenter.
C. T.
Did anyone feel that one?

Plutonic Panda
11-04-2013, 10:06 PM
Yeah, here in North Edmond. Shook fairly longer this time.

Celebrator
11-04-2013, 10:07 PM
First one I have felt I this recent swarm. Yeah, had to be at least 3.5. Having grown up in Los Angeles, the sound and feel automatically gets my heart racing more than just about anything else. Give me a tornado any day.

rezman
11-04-2013, 10:07 PM
Pretty good shake & rumble over here. ...

ctchandler
11-04-2013, 10:16 PM
I wasn't too far off, the USGS says 3.9.
C. T.

ljbab728
11-04-2013, 10:16 PM
I didn't notice anything in NW OKC.

venture
11-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Didn't feel it here in Norman. Have a feeling a 4.0+ coming in the next week or two.

venture
11-04-2013, 10:31 PM
http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_current/WMOK_BHZ_US_00.current.gif

Dustin
11-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Didn't feel it here in Norman. Have a feeling a 4.0+ coming in the next week or two.

I was about to ask when we think "the big one" is going to hit.

venture
11-04-2013, 10:37 PM
I was about to ask when we think "the big one" is going to hit.

It seems we are trending that way again.

dmoor82
11-04-2013, 10:50 PM
First one I have felt I this recent swarm. Yeah, had to be at least 3.5. Having grown up in Los Angeles, the sound and feel automatically gets my heart racing more than just about anything else. Give me a tornado any day.

Really? I'm the total opposite, give me a quake any day over a tornado! Well, atleast a small quake! lol

Bunty
11-04-2013, 11:04 PM
Pretty good shake & rumble over here. ...

Did it go BOOM? Thank goodness, they haven't been felt or heard in Stillwater.

http://kfor.com/2013/11/04/65-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-since-start-of-november/

RadicalModerate
11-04-2013, 11:06 PM
Read the fun comments here:

Minor earthquake - Edmond, Oklahoma on November 2, 2013 (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/11/02/minor-earthquake-edmond-oklahoma-on-november-2-2013/)

"Jones - Strong jolt. It felt like something hit my apartment building. Still, it only lasted about three seconds"

Geez . . . Can you imagine what it might have been like had you actually been, Moving?

venture
11-04-2013, 11:10 PM
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/product/dyfi/usb000ksnp/us/1383627939225/usb000ksnp_ciim.jpg#usemap=imap_base

RadicalModerate
11-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Thanks. That is far more generally understandable than those squiggly lines. =)

Word on the street has it that sales of this are skyrocketing in Eastern Oklahoma County.
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/Quake.jpg

venture
11-04-2013, 11:17 PM
With this latest earthquake that now makes it number 2,074 in the state this year per the OGS. 2012 we had 979, 2011 we had 1470, 2010 we had 1061, and 2009 had 50.

Yeah I would say something happened to get things moving.

RadicalModerate
11-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Too much rain on clay soil?
(after a drought?)

pw405
11-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Last month in southern Oklahoma, it was decided a disposal well site had to be shutdown, because supposedly it was associated with earthquakes. I don't believe those type wells are directly associated with fracking: Disposal Well Shutdown After Swarm of Earthquakes in South-Central Oklahoma | StateImpact Oklahoma (http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/10/03/disposal-well-shutdown-after-swarm-of-earthquakes-in-south-central-oklahoma/)

While salt water disposal wells don't directly affect fracking or the drilling process, they are the way that most waste water that results from fracking is disposed of. Salt water disposal wells are typically a vertical hole that is lined with steel and cement. They are filled with water that shouldn't leak out. Injection wells are wells where the waste water is injected back in to the formation that produced oil or gas.

Here's a good article on them Saltwater Disposal Wells Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/about/faqs/saltwaterwells.php).

I would think that injection wells would be more likely to cause earthquakes, but I know nothing about geophysics

RadicalModerate
11-04-2013, 11:29 PM
While salt water disposal wells don't directly affect fracking or the drilling process, they are the way that most waste water that results from fracking is disposed of. Salt water disposal wells are typically a vertical hole that is lined with steel and cement. They are filled with water that shouldn't leak out. Injection wells are wells where the waste water is injected back in to the formation that produced oil or gas.

Here's a good article on them Saltwater Disposal Wells Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/about/faqs/saltwaterwells.php).

I would think that injection wells would be more likely to cause earthquakes, but I know nothing about geophysics

Me neither.
('ceptin' fer the minor spate o' quakes up around The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, north side o' Denver, not far from Northglen, back in the day. When they stopped a-pumpin' waste water back inta the ground--thereby lubricating a natural fault--the daily shakin' stopped fer a spell. Soil Hydrology . . . Can't live with it. Can't live without it.)

pw405
11-04-2013, 11:53 PM
Me neither.
('ceptin' fer the minor spate o' quakes up around The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, north side o' Denver, not far from Northglen, back in the day. When they stopped a-pumpin' waste water back inta the ground--thereby lubricating a natural fault--the daily shakin' stopped fer a spell. Soil Hydrology . . . Can't live with it. Can't live without it.)

Plot twist: RadicalModerate is Aubrey Mclendon.

Lol... When I was in business school, one of the ideas for a new company was a frac water recycling technology. Recycling the water is possible, but I would guess that the disposal wells are far cheaper or else everybody would recycle it. Wouldn't surprise me if there are more strict laws passed soon if we can prove this is the cause.

RadicalModerate
11-04-2013, 11:57 PM
[QUOTE=pw405;703699]Plot twist: RadicalModerate is Aubrey Mclendon. [QUOTE]

Well . . . Ya' never know . . .
just kidding. maybe. =)

Yet, my inability to do even a proper QuoteCite, should be a clue that I am not.

Plutonic Panda
11-05-2013, 12:44 AM
Plot twist: RadicalModerate is Aubrey Mclendon.

Lol... When I was in business school, one of the ideas for a new company was a frac water recycling technology. Recycling the water is possible, but I would guess that the disposal wells are far cheaper or else everybody would recycle it. Wouldn't surprise me if there are more strict laws passed soon if we can prove this is the cause.DON'T YOU BRING PLOT TWIST TO OKC TALK!!!!! lol ;)

RadicalModerate
11-05-2013, 01:02 AM
DON'T YOU BRING PLOT TWIST TO OKC TALK!!!!! lol ;)

And, suddenly, the earth shook as the hijacking of earthquakes into real life and weather reportage happened.
(everyone was shocked. like lightning had struck in the background . . .)

catch22
11-05-2013, 03:58 AM
Didn't wake me up or notice otherwise. But did notice when I woke up for work this morning a bag full of miscellaneous items I had sitting on my desk to be sorted and put away was laying on the floor with all the contents on the floor. Didn't know if maybe I had knocked it over stumbling for my snooze button though...guess not.

rezman
11-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Did it go BOOM? Thank goodness, they haven't been felt or heard in Stillwater.

NEW: 99 percent of Oklahoma earthquakes make a ?boom? sound | KFOR.com (http://kfor.com/2013/11/04/65-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-since-start-of-november/)

No ... no BOOM where I am. Just started out as a low rumble like thunder and began shaking and rumbling got a little louder. Then shaking eased off and rumbling sound slowly faded away. The whole thing couldn't have lasted more than 10 seconds.

bandnerd
11-05-2013, 06:18 AM
Had a bad case of insomnia Sunday night, so I went to bed very early last night. Slept right through it.

LocoAko
11-05-2013, 11:43 AM
Haven't felt a single one in the swarm in Norman (womp), though a few friends have felt them weakly. I assume it takes a 4.0+ to get down here.

pw405
11-05-2013, 12:01 PM
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Haven't felt a single one in the swarm in Norman (womp), though a few friends have felt them weakly. I assume it takes a 4.0+ to get down here.

Same here. I'm in north norman and haven't noticed a single one.

Bunty
11-06-2013, 10:48 PM
An interesting speculation: Latest Swarm Of OK Earthquakes Could Be Tied To Lake Arcadia - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports | (http://www.news9.com/story/23899666/latest-swarm-of-ok-earthquakes-could-be-tied-to-lake-acardia)

Mel
11-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Maybe some of the cursed water from Canton ended up there.

Plutonic Panda
11-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Was that a small earthquake that just now happened?

venture
11-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Doesn't look like it: Weather Spotlight - Live Weather Event Coverage (http://www.weatherspotlight.com/quakes.html)

Dustin
11-07-2013, 11:52 PM
I think we just had another one. It sounded like a big bang, not really any shaking.

MrZ
11-07-2013, 11:53 PM
Pretty sure we just had one. Not very big but seemed to rumble for a bit fairly steady. I have a glass top desk and it was rattling for a good 15-20 seconds. - edit: SW 89th & May area

Praedura
11-07-2013, 11:57 PM
Just quaked. 11:50 pm

LocoAko
11-08-2013, 12:07 AM
Now on USGS -- 3.2 in Edmond, 5.0 km deep.

MrZ
11-08-2013, 12:18 AM
Almost every one of these quakes in the last couple weeks has been within a mile of Lake Arcadia. Maybe a Pacific Rim type hole to another dimension at the bottom of the lake is trying to let giant monsters through?

Praedura
11-08-2013, 12:38 AM
Almost every one of these quakes in the last couple weeks has been within a mile of Lake Arcadia. Maybe a Pacific Rim type hole to another dimension at the bottom of the lake is trying to let giant monsters through?

Sounds reasonable. You left out alien spacecraft though.

Praedura
11-08-2013, 12:41 AM
Minor earthquake - Edmond, Oklahoma on November 8, 2013 (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/11/08/minor-earthquake-edmond-oklahoma-on-november-8-2013/)

A commenter notes feeling a second, smaller quake right after. Funny reading that -- I too thought that I felt a second one just a few minutes later. But if it was a quake, it was much weaker.

Praedura
11-08-2013, 12:41 AM
nm

RadicalModerate
11-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Just quaked. 11:50 pm

I actually felt that one too.

Here in The Village it only lasted for about two seconds maybe.
Felt and sounded like some really strong wind hit the house, except there was no sound of wind.
Just the slight creaking of wood, like the trusses moving.

Architect2010
11-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Minor earthquake - Edmond, Oklahoma on November 8, 2013 (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/11/08/minor-earthquake-edmond-oklahoma-on-november-8-2013/)

A commenter notes feeling a second, smaller quake right after. Funny reading that -- I too thought that I felt a second one just a few minutes later. But if it was a quake, it was much weaker.

I definitely felt them both as I had just laid down for bed. I felt the first one rock me ever so gently, as if you had a small pet on the foot of your bed and they were scratching/grooming themselves. Felt the second one too. Glad I'm not crazy. Lol.

OKCisOK4me
11-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Sounds reasonable. You left out alien spacecraft though.

No, what it is is the under-ground (don't want to link to the "the underground" thread) tunnels that the aliens use beneath all of the United States...down to the gulf, up to their mountain base in Dolce, New Mexico, over to Mount Shasta in California...etc. They're working on their tunnel every night which causes these earthquakes 3.5 miles down. :tongue:

Plutonic Panda
11-08-2013, 12:34 PM
Almost every one of these quakes in the last couple weeks has been within a mile of Lake Arcadia. Maybe a Pacific Rim type hole to another dimension at the bottom of the lake is trying to let giant monsters through?Just don't go down there. All I am going to say is that, it started out as a school science project and it got out of hand quick. ;)

RadicalModerate
11-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Just don't go down there. All I am going to say is that, it started out as a school science project and it got out of hand quick.

knock off them ancient indian burial grounds scuba archaeology field trips fer cryin' out loud.
geez . . . kidz today . . . yer liable to release a Motha or Godzilla or sumpin' . . . =)