Oklahoma Continues to Experience Earthquakes

Posted: novembar 29, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Two earthquakes rumbled through central Oklahoma in the early morning hours Sunday. The tremblers are just more in a series of quakes and aftershocks that have been escalating in the state over the last two years.

Recent Earthquake Activity in Oklahoma

The latest earth tremors in central Oklahoma occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Gerty and 6 a.m. near Luther. The first quake registered 2.1 magnitude and the second was 3.2 in magnitude, according to NewsOK.com.

On Friday, three earthquakes were recorded in the central part of the state: two near Shawnee and one near Prague. These tremors ranged from 2.7 magnitude to 3.3 magnitude. Prague was the epicenter for record-setting 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 5.

On Thursday, a 3.7 quake was recorded in the central part of the state and considered by the U.S. Geological Survey to be an aftershock from the Nov. 5 quake.

Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

On Nov. 22, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin made a request to the federal government for disaster assistance in the wake of the Nov. 5 earthquake and aftershocks. If the request is granted, homeowners, renters and businesses would be eligible for low-interest loans to repair quake damage through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Increased Incidence of Oklahoma Earthquake Activity

Until 2009, Oklahoma experienced earthquake activity only intermittently, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. 1,047 earthquakes were recorded in the state in 2010, with 695 in Oklahoma County.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey relates the increased quakes are not outside what would be considered normal seismic activity. There remains no explanation for the increase, but experts continue to examine the data for clues.

Smack dab in the middle of the baby boomer generation , L.L. Woodard is a proud resident of „The Red Man“ state. With what he hopes is an everyman’s view of life’s concerns both in his state and throughout the nation, Woodard presents facts and opinions based on common-sense solutions.

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