Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Earth Shook and Shook!

We have been shaken with earthquakes twice in the last few days.  The first was Saturday around 10:30 and it was 5.6 on the Richter scale.  The Richter scale is for rating the magnitude or the amount of energy an earthquake releases.   Our whole house moved.  The latest one was at 8:47 last evening and it was 4.7 on the Richter scale.  I was laying on the bed watching a movie and the bed jiggled.  These quakes only lasted a few seconds, but we do not get shocks of this sort in Kansas.  An elderly friend and Kansas native reticently told me that she remembers a short earthquake in the late 1960's, but it was the only one she felt, until now.  There was also one in between these during my sleeping hours.  I did not feel it, even though it was also a 4.7 on the Richter scale.  The epicenter, (area directly above the origination of the earthquake), was around Sparks, Oklahoma, which is not far from Oklahoma City.

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