Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma

October 14, 2010

You probably wouldn’t think to buy earthquake insurance if you lived in Oklahoma, but perhaps wherever you are, you should think again.

According to local NPR station KGOU a quake at 9:06 CDT on Wednesday morning was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma, left two people with injuries (minor ones), and was felt in parts of five other states, including Texas.

The United States Geological Survey rated the temblor at a magnitude of 4.3 and said the epicenter was about six miles northeast of Norman, OK.

Oklahoma has only recorded three stronger earthquakes since becoming a state one hundred and three years ago. The sharpest ever was a 5.0 shaker that struck El Reno, a town just west of Oklahoma City, in 1952.