Latest Oklahoma Earthquakes Today : What did you feel this time?
The people of Oklahoma are having a worrying time at the moment with reports of more earthquakes coming in all the time. Yesterday we had a huge response to our story about a series of Oklahoma earthquakes on Saturday and asked if our readers had felt anything. However, since those there have been more quakes with the largest striking late on Saturday night with a magnitude of 5.6. There has also been another Oklahoma earthquake today (Sunday) with a magnitude of 4.0.
The quakes we had reported on previously had not caused major damage or any injuries but the 5.6 quake close to midnight has caused some damage although thankfully so far no reported injuries, apart from one man who was taken to hospital with minor injuries after banging his head. The largest earthquake occurred at 11:53 pm ET Saturday night at magnitude 5.6 and around 4 miles away from Sparks in Lincoln County. There has been structural damage reported including a roof collapse and damage to a ventilation system and also more consequential damage to roads.
Aaron Bennett from Lincoln County 911 and emergency management said that three sections of Route 62 had buckled, according to a CNN report. Crews out earlier today were assessing the damage from the quake and Bennett said, “They’re reporting that all the houses look like they’ve been ransacked.” Some witnesses told how the earthquake seemed to shudder for a full minute and one witness, Noel Garland, told how he felt the quake some 200 miles away in Garland, Texas.
As well as this another earthquake in Oklahoma has been reported today striking at 3:39 am on Sunday morning. This latest earthquake was a magnitude 4.0 and hit around 36 miles away from Oklahoma City, yet another in the series of temblors, according to an Associated Press report.
We’re really interested once again to hear of your experiences, especially of the largest quake so far at 5.6. Are you concerned that these tremors are still continuing? Let us know what happened and where you are by sending your comments.
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