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 5.6 Earthquake Here! Are you kidding me?
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 Sunday, November 06 2011 @ 09:46 am EST (Read 1335 times)  
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I guess everyone felt and heard this at about 10:35 pm Nov 5th. This was my first quake and I am 60. thought a tornado was pushing the house and making the stuff on the shelves shift around. It also sounded like a tornado which I hace heard a few.

What the %$#*!! No visible damage but will inspect the outside brick and rock. WOW Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! this doesn't happen here!
Mike H.

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 Monday, November 07 2011 @ 10:43 am EST  
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Hey Mike -

Yeah we felt it as well. I've been in a few, so I recognized immediately what was happening. No damage to the house, but we did hear a few rattles and that deep, low rumble that comes with an earthquake. We've felt more than one up here on our mountain, but this one was the most noticeable.

Many in the press are claiming these earthquakes are due to oil & gas fracking, but I'm not entirely convinced. The 5.6 in OK was centered more than 3.9 miles deep. While fracking wells can reach that depth (20,000 feet,) the earthquakes typically attributed to fracking have been in the 2.0 to 3.0 range, not 5.6. There is likely to be other forces at work. Although I suppose it is possible that with enough fracking wells in a small area and enough fracking going on over time, a larger earthquake might be a possible result. We'll have to stay tuned...

Dave - Morrow, AR
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