October 13th, 2010
11:49 AM ET

4.3 quake jolts Oklahoma

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck central Oklahoma on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but officials said no significant damage or injuries had been reported.

"At first I thought it could be an explosion," said Capt. Tom Easley, of the Norman, Oklahoma, police. "You think of the worst possible scenario."

Posters on the website of CNN affiliate KOCO in Oklahoma City reported feeling the temblor in numerous locations.
"Our office building shook for nearly 30 seconds," one poster wrote. "I heard it and felt it. I watched the drink on my desk shake and the liquid slosh around in my cup."

Another said the wall of his home had minor damage.

The USGS initially classified the quake as a magnitude 4.5 but later downgraded it to 4.3. It struck at 9:06 a.m. (10:06 a.m. ET) and was centered five miles east of Norman and 20 miles south-southeast of Oklahoma City, USGS said. The quake was relatively shallow, at 3.1 miles deep.

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  1. okay


    October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. okay

    Preach your fairytales somewhere else ! Your sky-genie doesn't love you and either does his zombie son !

    October 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. okay


    October 14, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. okay

    Lmao..and a hush falls over the crowd

    October 14, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. june

    I would love to see all of the doubters faces when Jesus does return. I am praying for all of you.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. June

    I would love to see all of you doubters faces when Jesus returns. I will be praying for you.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. okay

    LMAO..you poor ignorant brainwashed sheep !

    October 14, 2010 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. okay


    October 14, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. okay

    Tell when his flight arrives ! I'll meet you there so you can see my face ! I've always wanted to see a zombie !

    October 14, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. okay

    " Flight of the Zombie-son " LMFAO

    October 14, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. okay

    I'm telling you beforehand that if he tries to eat my brains,I'm gonna chop his head off !

    October 14, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. okay

    Gotta love this board..from earthquakes to fairytales all in one place ! Awesome !! Why can't you idiots just stay on subject. The dam bible freaks always have to come and ruin it ! Get a life..think for yourselves..quit being sheep..baaaahhhh ! You poor little people ! I feel sad for you and your simple minds living your lies ! Actually..no I don't..your all idiots..simpleminded brainwashed sheep ! Keep living your lies ! Go put on some Nikes and drink some kool-aid,do us all a favor and commit suicide ! See if your sky-genie helps you then !

    October 14, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      You're only helping the cause of Christ by your blasphemy on here. Before calling others names like "idiot" because of their religious beliefs (or your conception of them), learn the proper usage of "your" and "you're."

      October 14, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nat

    Jesus said it would be like birthing pains..

    October 14, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Reynardine

    I'd like to know why all kinds of mean-minded, human-hating religous nutFox are permitted to monopolize a blog on what is supposed to be a secular news outlet and a serious discussion can't get in.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LmD

    Die mutherfukers die!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
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