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Earthquakes? Should we be worried?

Update:  Since posting this earlier this evening, Crescent had 2 more earthquakes.  A M3.2 and a M4.1.


After the M4.0 and M4.5 earthquakes today, should we be concerned that the “big one” is coming?

USGS is reporting 34 earthquakes rattling Oklahoma in the past 7 days with a magnitude of 2.5 or greater.  4 of the largest quakes recorded during this period were centered near Crescent, OK.  A M3.9 on Saturday, a M3.9 on Sunday, and the M4.0 and M4.5 quakes today.

Earthquakes in the past 7 days, M2.5 or greater

2015 0727 earthquakes 7 days gr m25

The M4.5 was shallow (approximately 3.2km) and was felt here in Tulsa – about 100 miles from the epicenter.  I work next to the Tulsa International Airport and I can tell you that it was noticeable and lasted several seconds.  Reports are also coming in from Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.  They felt it too!

Maybe we should be concerned.

Oklahoma Emergency Management has been distributing a lot of information about them lately.  They shared the link to this video about 10 days ago.  What do they know?


Landmark Decision by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled earlier today that all Americans are equal.  Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states.  Shortly after the ruling, President Obama spoke about the decision and what it means to all of us.

We owe a large amount of gratitude to those individuals who have fought tirelessly over the years to make certain that all Americans are treated equally under the law.  A united voice was not only listened to, it was heard.