Oklahoma Earthquakes: More than 65 recorded in state since Nov. 1, loud booms ‘unnerving’

11/7/13. Oklahoma Earthquakes: More than 65 recorded in state since Nov. 1, loud booms ‘unnerving’. Roz Zurko, examiner.com

“Oklahoma had a 4.0 earth quake this week and the center of the earth quake was in the Edmond/Jones area. While feeling the Oklahoma earth quake was something most would expect, but it was what they heard that’s the topic of conversation today, according to Oklahoma City’s News Channel 4 updated on Nov. 5.

Nov. 5 is the anniversary for the largest earth quake to ever hit Oklahoma. So far this month, and it’s only a week into November, the Oklahoma Geological Survey reports that Oklahoma has had at least 65 earth quakes, with the two largest this month hitting last weekend, reports Doubtful News yesterday.

News Channel 4 reports:

“Amie Gibson with the Oklahoma Geological Survey says so far this month Oklahoma has had at least 65 earthquakes.” This is reported on Nov. 5, 2013.

It is just coincidental having so many earth quakes near the anniversary of Oklahoma’s biggest quake, on Nov. 5, 2011, according to the Geological Survey folks.

It’s that loud boom that accompanies the Oklahoma earth quake that people are asking about today, what makes that loud and somewhat frightening sound? While earth quakes in other places around the world have folks unnerved when the house starts shaking and things start falling off the walls, but not in Oklahoma.

The movement of shaking doesn’t bother Oklahoma residents like the unnerving sound does. One resident said it’s like hearing a thunderstorm going on, but you know there’s no storm in the area. Another called the boom noise ‘unnerving.”

A list of Oklahoma quakes this month are available on the Geological Survey website.

The Oklahomea Geological Survey said so far this month, Oklahoma has had at least 65 earth quakes, and it’s just a week into November. A couple of the largest Oklahoma earth quakes took place last weekend in the area of Memorial Road and Post Road.

Just a few miles away, dozens more were recorded in the area between Midwest Boulevard and Douglas and Northeast 122nd and Memorial Road.

That loud boom that folks in Oklahoma hear is because the ground is acting like a speaker for the earth quake, said Amie Gibson from the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Gibson says “the sound comes from the first wave that comes through, sort of like a sound wave. The earthquake bounces off of the Earth causing that boom.”

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