5.6 earthquake hits central Oklahoma after earlier shakers
Tremor is felt across wide area; chimneys, walls collapse; roads buckle
Here in the Pacific Northwest we face the possibilities of earthquakes on a regular basis. But more and more often earthquakes are popping up on less active fault lines.
Early this morning Oklahoma experienced one of these rare earthquakes, last month Virginia..
No matter where you are this is a reminder that we need to prepare for emergencies.
What could be the largest temblor in the state’s history damaged homes, shook buildings, caused cracks and rattled a college football stadium 50 miles from the epicenter.
Emergency management officials in Lincoln County were reporting significant damage, NBC station KJRH of Tulsa reported.
Chimneys collapsed through roofs of homes, KJRH reported. Damage to the Prague library included collapsed air conditioning ducts and a collapsed wall.
Area residents reported glass breaking and items falling from walls, NBC News reported.
Several roadways buckled, including Highway 62 and other county roads, KJRH said.
A boulder the size of an SUV rolled onto one rural roadway, NBC News reported. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was assessing road damage early Sunday, NBC News reported.