Discussion in 'SHOklahoma - Oklahoma SHO Club' started by Jarrod, Nov 6, 2011.
Last night's was the first I've ever felt. Didn't care much for it.
I thought it was awesome!!! Anything more powerful though and I would likely not be happy. It took me a second to figure out what was happening. I think I prefer tornadoes, at least you 'see' those coming!
My friend in Oklahoma posted this on FB. :laugh_ti:
My wife didn't like it at all. I think it was 5-10 minutes before my arm returned to its normal color after she finally released the death grip.
The epicenter was 40-ish miles NE of my house, which shook for a good 30 seconds. It was more startling than anything, and it didn't shake enough to knock anything off the shelves. (Last year's 4.3 was about 2 miles SE of my house, but I was at work, and I guess there's a bit of a difference between a 3600 sq.ft. stick-built house and a 300K sq.ft. reinforced concrete building.) We had a 4.7 aftershock about two hours ago; I was lying on my bed at the time, and the effect was almost pleasant.
I forgot to check my patio furniture to determine the level of devastation--I wonder if this was a two-chair quake...
Edit: Here's the USGS page on the 5.6 from Saturday: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usb0006klz.php
Oklahoma 2011: We will rebuild.
What's shaking Tulsa?
Tectonic activity. Duh!:angelnot:
OKLAHOMA - you've got to love this place. Earthquake, tornadoes, 70 mph straight winds and torrential rain all within a few hours time.
Just another day in paradise!
I thought it might've been too soon for my joke, but clearly ya'll got a sense of humor down there.
Yeah, gallows humor is kind of what we do with adversity, though generally only if nobody really gets hurt.
A couple of the jokes I remember from my youth, right after the oil bust and the S&L crisis:
I bank at FDIC. They're very convenient, with new branches opening daily!
Will the last person leaving Oklahoma please turn out the lights?
I always liked the story from a friend's dad talking about how his hometown got moved an average of 2-3 miles every ten years depending on the whim of the tornadoes.
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