November 6th, 2011
01:55 AM ET

Oklahoma rattled by state's largest quake

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma late Saturday night - the largest to hit the state since record-keeping began.
The quake struck 4 miles east of Sparks in Lincoln County at 11:53 p.m. ET, the United States Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
It was the same area where a 4.7-magnitude quake struck at 3:12 a.m. ET Saturday. By 8 a.m., geologists had recorded more than 30 aftershocks from it.
The strongest quake previously reported was of magnitude 5.5 on April 9, 1952, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

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  1. leeintulsa

    It definitly reaffirmed my feelings about living in california.. Don't wanna do it.

    I don't think i've felt quite so helpless in a long time...

    November 6, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    did you house get messed up?

    November 6, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      It sounded like a big train going by. My monitor was rocking. Freaked us out a little, but no damage

      November 6, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    4.7 is like a baby quake.. it makes you wonder what a big quake would be lie... supposedly the one in missouri is way overdue... and suppose to be a big one when it happens...

    November 6, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Martin

    @RUFFNUTT... very good analogy, Ruffie. May I call you Ruffie? Just like a cars shock absorbers keep the cars occupants from becoming fully aware of an EQ, modern pharmaceuticals that come with the label warning 'CAUTION: long term use may cause brain damage' keep a person from being able to fully understand things like there havve been more major earthquales in just the past ten years than in the previous 100. A dumbed-down person thinks that this increase in EQ activity is natural, and there is no need for alarm. Not to mention that a person addicted to, say, Seroquel or xanax, is so slow, it takes them an extra 5 seconds to "go". (assuming they still have the brain power to drive a car) Mind-dulling drugs keep America from feeling EQ's. Both "war on drugs" drugs, and the pharmaceuticals we spend one trillion dollars per year on keep US from feeling. Good news! for you Ruffie. Those pharma's can't work if you are a stoner. Still, any mind-knumbing drug down should be avoided for fear of brain damage.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

      I GOT A kenwood eq.. it's a 9 band..

      November 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, God, Pilip, just shut up fool no-one with your silli little charachters.

    Are you and yours all right?

    November 6, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Never mind. 😀

    November 6, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio ) "Right Wing Insanity"

    'Cmon you end-of-worlders, tell everyone how the world is going to sh_t.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Uh, I'm getting kind of worried on these posts here. Already 24 posts, counting mine, and not one person has mentioned the word fracking. Wow. What the frack is going on here.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    i want some frack jacks and maple sissurp...

    November 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    if their is a earthquake here... would a person using shake weghts notice?

    November 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I'm going to have some apple fracks.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Then I'm going to read 'Frack and the Beanstalk' to my gd.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Then, I'm going to listen to the Stones 'Jumping Frack Flash'.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Then maybe some John Lennon and some Spo oky Tooth.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    My day is planned.
    I'm content.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
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