When someone mentions “earthquake” I tend to think immediately of San Francisco or Japan, perhaps the horrific quake that just jolted China. But Oklahoma?
On June 6, a minimum of four small earthquakes were recorded and confirmed in the Oklahoma City area by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The largest quake occurred around 1:15 a.m. and measured 2.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was near the Interstate 44-Interstate 40 junction. This location is about 20 miles from my house.
This information is for all of you out there who believe there is nothing in the state of Oklahoma except for tornadoes. We have earthquakes too. Just another reason why we love this place.
Addendum – I forgot to mention on the day of the earthquakes we had sustained flat winds between 35 and 45 MPH with gusts exceeding 50 MPH. Note how the winds split this tree nearly in half. This happened two blocks from the world headquarters of UW Solutions LLC.