The surprising 4.8 magnitude Oklahoma Earthquake early Saturday morning was felt from Oklahoma City to Tulsa and beyond. The other shocking thing is that the quake was followed by an astonishing 50 aftershocks, but most of those were not felt in the region.
In Prague, very near the epicenter of the Oklahoma Earthquake, a police dispatcher Claudie Morton said that the shaking felt like "roof was going to come off the police department." That must have been surprising especially at just after 2 in the morning when things are probably normally fairly quiet.
In all, the earthquake, which was the second largest in the state's history, caused minor damage and no injuries in the state. Several of the aftershocks came within the first few hours of the initial quake, and in all there have been at least 50 small aftershocks.
Many people throughout the region report being shaken awake by the unusual trembles. Were you one of them? Did you happen to have any damage to your property? As far as earthquakes go, Oklahoma is lucky to have never had the "big one" even though there is a fault line called the Wilzetta fault or Seminole Uplift. Will there ever be a bigger Oklahoma earthquake? Possibly, but hopefully not.
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