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Repeatedly. Like, at least a half-dozen times since Friday night. Most recently, about 15 minutes ago.

Nothing quite as dramatic as what we had that one time 2 years ago, but the frequency is definitely noteworthy.
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Let me clarify for him... We're having earthquakes in Oklahoma... Centered a couple of miles from our house...
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ldmimage wrote:
Let me clarify for him... We're having earthquakes in Oklahoma... Centered a couple of miles from our house...
but there were soooo many wife jokes to be made...
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http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/11/04/mapped-oklaho...

Quite a few of 'em!
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13 years ago my wife and I moved from California to Kansas City. In California I felt many earthquakes but my parents were concerned about tornadoes in the Midwest. Since our move I have felt 3 small earthquakes and seen just 1 small little twister and that was only when I went tornado hunting. Meanwhile in Sacramento the apartment my wife lived in when we were dating had it's roof partially ripped off from a tornado.

I think I brought the earthquakes with me to the Midwest. My apologies.
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It's now recommended that Oklahomans buy earthquake insurance.
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So the 10pm quake registered as just a 3.8 (but it shook for quite a while). The one that woke us up at 2am was a 3.2. Sure they are small, but when they're centered within 2 miles of your house, they are quite loud and shake you around (and wake you up) for sure.
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The tremors are the latest in a swarm of quakes the U.S. Geological Survey says may be linked to waste fluid disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry.


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If it falls on me and pins me underneath it, does that still count as seizing the day?
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matthew.marquand wrote:
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The tremors are the latest in a swarm of quakes the U.S. Geological Survey says may be linked to waste fluid disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry.


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I remember reading something about that in the late '70s when I was studying Petroleum Technology and Geology at Oklahoma State. The theory was that, in essence, the waste fluid was acting as a "lubricant" as it was forced under pressure into the cracks in the rock formations, and causing these huge slabs underground -- which were otherwise stable -- to start sliding against each other due to the different pressures on them.

Sounds like the theory was correct.
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Ohio has been experiencing quakes some attribute to "fracking" which seems similar. Not sure if it's waste or simply "the way they do it".
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I lived in California for 12 years and never experienced an earthquake. I felt a good jolt in Delaware a couple of years ago (epicentered in Virginia).
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ldmimage wrote:
Let me clarify for him... We're having earthquakes in Oklahoma... Centered a couple of miles from our house...

Man, and I had an "Awwww, yeah" worked up for this and everything.

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