Earthquakes list November 8, 2011
11/8/2011 Update : Another Very strong aftershocks of M 4.7 at a shallow depth of 5 km is recorded today in the same area. The epicenter is located 28 km (17 miles) NNE of Shawnee, Oklahoma. It is second strongest aftershocks to hit the area. The earlier was M 5.6 two days earlier much stronger than main shock.
Update 22:05 UTC : New I Have Felt It reports
Update 22:05 UTC : We have counted 17 aftershocks greater than 1.0 since the mainshock earlier today. This may go on for many more days and weeks (see Virginia)
Update 10:02 UTC : USGS reports a strong magnitude 4.0 aftershock at 03:40 AM local time. Since the M 5.6 earthquake we have noticed 6 aftershocks greater than M 2.5 ! More to come unfortunately !
Update 08:00 UTC : We are in the middle of the Oklahoma night right now and luckily we have not seen any additional reports of damage or injuries
Update 06:41 UTC : According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, there are no major reports of damages or injuries from the earthquake. Lincoln County on the other hand is reporting a lot of minor to medium damage but luckily NO collapsed houses.
Update 06:24 UTC : We have added a lot of new I Have Felt it reports below.
Update 06:12 UTC : We still trust in a Happy Ending (we use this term if no people have been killed in such a strong earthquake) . The USGS map above is not severe in shaking terms. Yes for damage of course, especially the yellow sectors, but the lack of orange or red sectors which were present in Virginia are not to be found here yet.
Update 06:06 UTC : The quake struck near the community of Sparks — in eastern Oklahoma between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The quake shook the stadium at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater just at the end of the school’s football game.
Update 06:00 UTC : The news remains good. With so many news stations trying to find the extend of the damage and eventual injuries, and nothing important reported yet – we love this kind of silence at earthquake-report.com.
A collapsed chimney can be repaired, somebody severely injured is however traumatic for his/her entire life.
Update 06:00 UTC : The shaking lasted for 20 to 30 seconds, normal for earthquakes with this magnitude.
Update 05:53 UTC : Emergency managers do plan to wait until morning’s light to make a more thorough assessment of the damage, but this is only for superficial damage of course. We at earthquake-report.com expect this to be high.
Update 05:53 UTC : At earthquake-report.com we start to compare the present earthquake with the Virginia earthquake a little while ago. The similarities are striking as far as we talk about impact. Same kind of reported damage in the early hours after the quake struck. Let us hope that it will continue like this as the Virginia earthquake had NO people killed.
Update 05:51 UTC : Luckily, we have NOT seen any reports of severely injured people. This is truly great news in this phase of the emergency operations, but a lot of information has still to come in.
Update 05:35 UTC : People in the direct epicenter area will have a very hard night as staying inside is almost excluded due to the potential aftershocks. Only people with houses constructed to resist 7.0+ earthquakes are safe to stay inside. The best everybody in the direct epicenter area can do is waiting for instructions from the emergency services.
Update 05:30 UTC : There are also damage reports in Muskogee and reports people as far north as Wichita felt the earthquake.
Update 05:27 UTC : FOX news is reporting significant damage at 3 houses in Lincoln county. Highway 62 is buckled in three places near Prague and there is a boulder the size of an SUV on another part of the same highway.
Update 05:21 UTC : Lincoln County is reporting damage. Chimneys have collapsed through the roofs of homes. Collapsed air condition ducts and a collapsed wall in the Prague library. NO word of injuries yet, but we expect at least people with minor injuries in the direct epicenter area
Update 05:12 UTC : It was felt in not only in Oklahoma but also in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and Kansas. There are even some reports of the quake being felt in Illinois. There have been nine earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in the past 24 hours with the 5.6 being the largest.
Update 05:09 UTC : We repeat that the extreme theoretical MMI shaking numbers are NOT reflected on the really Felt shaking map. This is a good sign.
Update 05:06 UTC : The extremely shallow depth (if confirmed), makes it feel like an explosion almost below your house. A radius of 20 km is most at risk for damage and/or injuries in this case.
Update 05:03 UTC : The first news tends to be good – NO report of killed or badly injured people yet. This is lin line with the I Have Felt It map from above. Damage on the other hand will certainly be inflicted.
Update 04:55 UTC : After looking into the earthquake data which have been reported by people to the USGS, we predict that the expected damage will be less than initially thought with this heavy shaking. Even in the direct epicenter area, only a moderate to max. strong shaking has been reported
Update : Tulsa’s Channel 8 has received photos of damage from the quake at 71st and Garnett in Tulsa. This is in earthquake terms very far from the epicenter, which makes us believe that other damage will be reported too
Update : So far we have NOT seen any reports on damage or injuries, but we are convinced that they will appear gradually a little later
Update : This earthquake is the largest ever recorded in the state’s history.
Update : The new magnitude does not exclude serious damage or injured people. It will be anxiously waiting for the first reports of emergency services.
55 people will have felt a VIOLENT shaking
1,000 people will have felt a SEVERE shaking
19,000 people will have felt a VERY STRONG shaking
51,000 people will have felt a STRONG shaking
The earthquake has been updated by USGS to a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, this changes the outcome from this earthquake completely
Update : We have a lot of I Have Felt Reports to be published yet
Update : 30,000 people will have felt a moderate shaking and 140,000 people a light shaking. 3,212,000 people will have felt a weak to very weak shaking
Update : The direct earthquake area has to expect a lot of powerful aftershocks in the range 3.0 4.5
Update : It happens very seldom that an aftershock (this is an aftershock) is stronger than the mainshock
Update : At earthquake-Report.com we think that the strength of the shock will certainly generate some minor damage.
Update : The epicenter is almost the same than earlier today, the Sharks area
Update : Based on the USGS predictions we have so far, only 192 people will experience a strong shaking
Update : The shock has been felt in many other states
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.2
UTC Time : Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 03:53:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 10:53:10 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km (3.1 miles)
34 km (21 miles) NNE of Shawnee, Oklahoma
63 km (39 miles) SSE of Stillwater, Oklahoma
68 km (42 miles) ESE of Guthrie, Oklahoma
Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map showing the epicenter and the surrounding area.
Historic earthquakes map
Seismic hazard map
Human impact map
“I Have Felt It” reports as received by Earthquake-Report.com
Most recent received reports below
Oklahoma City : ABOUT 9:50 PM A VERY STRONG AND VERY LONG EARTHQUAKE IN OKLAHOMA CITY. MUCH STRONGER AND MUCH LONGER THAN THE ONE LAST NIGHT AT 2 AM. THIS REALLY ROLLED AND SHOOK OUR ENTIRE APARTMENT BUILDING – CAUSING LOTS OF SWAYING. EVERYONE FELT IT. IT MUST HAVE LASTED FOR AT LEAST A MINUTE OR MORE.
Oklahoma City : We had about 45-60 seconds of very strong rumbles and rolling. It was strange feeling an earthquake in Oklahoma. We’re used to tornado’s.
Vian : Was sitting in chair, it actually moved lamps a little in living room! Lasted about 1 minute at around 10:53PM
Lawrence, KS : Just felt the earthquake from Oklahoma city in Lawrence,Ks. Slight shaking in the upper floor of our house. Nov. 5, 2011 10:55pm
Shawnee : My living room was moving in a counterclockwise circle direction.
Oklahoma City : At around 10:55, we felt shaking and then it got stronger. Not sure of the magnitude of the quake, but friends around the area of Oklahoma City to Tulsa, Oklahoma have felt something.
Yukon : 10:53 pm duration 30 secs, windows rattling, chandeliers swaying, dishes rattling, no damage.
Kansas : south east kansas had earthquake aftersock about 10:56pm
Inola : Sitting at desk When walls, desk, lights, floor, and me in my chair all shake moderately. for a few seconds 2-3. checked wind speed monitor and it shows steady 5 MPH winds
Bella Vista, AR : We were watching the tv when the house started shaking. The quake shook for about 5 seconds then again but no so hard then again very lightly. It happened at 10:54 pm November the 5th, 2011
Tulsa : Rumble and shaking lasting approx 45 to 60 seconds
Missouri : My couch was shaking and I felt it a little bit and wondered what was going on.
Tulsa : Here at 10:54 pm. Stronger and longer than this morning.
Seneca, Missouri : Light shaking indicated
Wichita, KS : Light shaking indicated
Shawnee : it might no have been and earthquake but there was an extremely weak shaking here weird enough our whole neighboorhood felt it!
Shawnee : We had a 4.7 last night around 2am. This new earthquake just happened around 10:50pm. The new earthquake was much longer with stronger shaking. It lasted a couple of minutes–long enough to decide to take cover and wait out the tremor.
Tulsa : Lasted about 30 seconds. Very noticeable
Oklahoma City : 10:55pm for 10 seconds pictures and windows rattled, bed squeaked, objects on tables moved, cats ran, heard rumble.
Webb City, Missouri : Lasted 8-10 seconds
Independence, KS : Couldn’t figure out why the glass in the china cabinet was rattling so loudly – it wasn’t thundering. Lasted about 7 seconds. Felt slight vibration under my feet.
Denton, TX : I had just sat down and felt the sofa shake, I looked up and noticed that the light fixtures were also shaking. I think it lasted no more than 6-7 seconds
Hermann, Missouri : At about 10:59 PM, I was sitting at my house and it began to tremor. I’ve never experienced an earthquake or aftershock, or whatever this was, but it was kind of disconcerting
Wichita Falls, Texas : Two jolts within a second from. My house jolted south and then north twice with mild shaking prior to 1st jolt shaking and another jolt less than 2 seconds
??? : Refrigerator shaking, along with contents, television shaking, tables shaking, garage door shaking. Strong enough that we knew it was some kind of aftershock or very mild earthquake
Abilene, TX : have never been in an earthquake. I find nothing on the news or internet, but what I felt about 10 minutes ago had to be an earthquake. My entire bldg shook for it seemed a full minute. The structure I am in is solid Rock, and does not shake easily.
Oklahoma City : 10:52 pm cst rumbling shaking things rattling on the wall
Oklahoma City : Nov 5, 10:55 pm , northeast Oklahoma, City, 8.5 miles east of I-35, 2 miles south of highway 66. WOW! … a rumble that quickly increased to a boom and house shaking back and forth. After shaking stopped, rumble continued and tapered off slowly, lasted about 20 seconds.
Maryland Heights, MO : Furniture shaking, pictures on the wall shaking, dogs barking for no other reason. Felt by 3 adults in the home. Nothing on the news about this. Occurred approximately 11pm cst
Southlake Texas : At about 11pm on Saturday, Nov 5, 2011 – It lasted about 30 seconds – it started slow and got stronger. It shook the chair I was sitting in and the beds where my family members were sleeping – everyone felt it, upstairs and downstairs. I heard lots of little creaking sounds in the walls and ceiling that sounded at first like sudden hard raindrops. I heard a slight roaring sound. When I walked outside after it stopped, a hanging planter was swinging slightly on the back porch
Marion, Kansas : We were watching a movie and the house started shaking, had no clue what it was!!! Crazy!!
Cottleville, MO : Bed kind of wobbled back in forth.
Tulsa : Felt lateral movement from east to west. Lasted about 45 seconds. Woke sleeper. No apparent damage.
Tulsa : Earthquake at or around 10:55pm. Perceived to last 10 to 15 seconds
Northwest Arkansas : Sitting watching a movie and the lamps started shaking and our patio doors were rattling. The chair I was sitting in felt as if it were swaying
Fayetteville,AR : My husband and I felt shaking at around 11:00 pm.
Broken Arrow : Woke me up from a dead sleep. Kinda scary but knew I was safe, not very big. Just noisy. Listening to dogs fussing a bit.
Celina, TX : Felt bed shaking, others in living room felt floor shaking. Glass of milk showed liquid moving, candle flame moving.
Edmond : Just working on the computer and the house just started shaking. Live in a slab and everything just shook. This one lasted alot longer than the one this morning. CRAZY!
Paris , TX : 11:12 pm Saturday in bed on 4th floor of hotel. Bed shook for about 5 seconds
Cedar Vale, KS : Felt at 10:55 PM Central time
Hartford, Illinois : 10:58 pm on November 5,2011. Felt shaking for approximately 5 seconds. Fish tanks we’re wobbling and I could see the water sloshing in them.
Tulsa : I woke up to the one this morning, but this quake just now went on for almost a minute!
Tulsa : Tulsa Ok experienced their 2nd earthquake within 24 hours tonight, November 5, 2011, at approximately 1102 PM CST. Moderate to light shaking to include the displacement of objects
Joplin MO : Visible objects shaking and furniture moving with distinct noise. Sat. NOV. 5 2011 just before 11 P.M.
Broken Arrow : Woke me up from a dead sleep. Kinda scary but knew I was safe, not very big. Just noisy. Listening to dogs fussing a bit
Sachse, TX : Thought my house was haunted until I got on facebook and saw others’ posts!
McAlester : My whole house shook for about a minute or so!
Bella Vista, AR : low rumble for 10-20 seconds. Followed by heavy rattles 5-10 seconds. Last night’s earthquake was much more intense
Tulsa : wasn’t that strong. first earthquake I have ever felt. It was pretty cool. My family and I ran out of our apartment. tulsa oklahoma
Tulsa : I was up stair trying to sleep, because we also had a little one at 2am. Then it came this one, I was running down stairs and still was shaking.They said in tv that it was 5.2 the grade. I do not like this. Earth quit!!!
Comanche : House was shaking, dishes rattling. I was on the couch and felt if two people were picking it up to move it. Happened about 2305 or 2310 CST
??? : I heard a noise all of a sudden, like a low rumble or an airplane flying right above my house. My chair started shaking and a picture fell off the wall. The incident lasted approximately 15-30 seconds.
Tulsa : I was awake watching a show and at 2:15am on Saturday November the 5th, 2011 my house shook and I knew it was an earthquake and was scared. It lasted about 3-5 seconds but felt longer than that. Went on line to see if anyone had reported on the news chanel 6 or 2?…
Tonight, Saturday November 5th at 10:52pm another earthquake, the shake was stronger, could hear the ceiling light vibrating, this one lasted about 10-12 seconds. Was even more scared and looked outside to see if there was any neighbors to talk about what just took place and find some kind of comfort. I will get the paper tomorrow and hope to find some report/evaluation on the 2 consecutive events. In hope and prayer for our safety.
Wichita, KS : furniture shaking. stuff fell off nightstand. building creaking
Grandview, MO : ll-5-11 at approximately 10:55PM felt extremely light shaking. No objects moved, just a few seconds of shaking. Am assuming I felt an aftershock.
Norman : Happened around 11:00pm. The whole house shook
Sarcoxie, MO : I felt it about 30min ago…bed was shaking and windows were rattling
St Louis, MO : Was awakened – thought my daughter was shaking the bed. 2nd shaking about 30 seconds later.
Sapulpa : It felt like a freight train was right outside my windows, we ran outside and could still feel it there, but not as strong. I see a few cracks in the ceiling that weren’t there before. 10:57pm
Seymour, TX : I was awaken by bed shaking.
Collinsville : Stronger than the one last night. Approximately 10:55 PM CDT, a rumble in the distance could be heard. The rumble got louder and then my whole house started shaking. My 2 year old woke up screaming. Wow
Fittstown : I felt a tremor at 10:53 P.M. 11/5/11 – To me it was low in intensity but it was enough to make the whole house shake.