domingo, 6 de novembro de 2011
Hundreds of North Texans report feeling the ground move or their homes shaking moments after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook central Oklahoma Saturday night.
Saturday night's quake was recorded at 10:53 by the United States Geological Survey. The USGS originally reported the quake was a 5.3, but said it was a 5.6 after it was reviewed by a seismologist.
The 5.6 rating makes it the largest quake in Oklahoma's history. Reports show that the record-setting earthquake has been felt from Texas to St. Louis.
The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 21 miles north-northeast of Shawnee, which is roughly 40 miles east of Oklahoma City. The depth of the quake, from the USGS was 3.1 miles.
A series of quakes, the largest being a 4.8, shook the same area overnight Friday. Aftershocks of 3.4 and 2.7 were recorded at 2:27 a.m. and 2:44 a.m. Saturday, respectively.
The earthquakes are occurring on a known fault line, the Oklahoma Geological Survey told Oklahoma's NewsOn6.com.
Postado por OS MAIAS às 11/06/2011 05:50:00 AM