Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is Shaky

The paper published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America instead suggests that most of this “evidence” consists of single observations and anecdotes that cannot be tested rigorously. Its authors suggest a series of questions that researchers should use in analyzing the evidence that abnormal animal behavior predicts earthquakes.

Read the source article here.

Recent Edmond-area quakes draw targeted well shut downs, volume cut backs – Tulsa World: Latest Earthquake Information From The U.S. Geological Survey

Source: Recent Edmond-area quakes draw targeted well shut downs, volume cut backs – Tulsa World: Latest Earthquake Information From The U.S. Geological Survey

Sorry if my recent posts have been unrelated to mortality underwriting.  But when the house is a rockin’ don’t bother knockin’ just come on in.  The statistics from OGS in the Tulsa World article is reproduced below.

The trend line looks bad.  Real bad.

I’m feeling this things several times a day.

The following are yearly totals of earthquakes registering magnitude 3.0 or greater as documented by the Oklahoma Geological Survey since 2005.

2015: 907*

2014: 584

2013: 109

2012: 35

2011: 66

2010: 41

2009: 20

2008: 2

2007: 1

2006: 3

2005: 2

*Total number could fluctuate as data are analyzed.

Source: Tulsa World

 

We Interrupt This Blog for an Earthquake

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.

Flat Wind Damage

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.