I’m visiting my brother and his family in Oklahoma this week. They tried to make a northwesterner feel welcome by having a swarm of earthquakes. It started Friday night with some 3.0-4.7 size jiggles. However, last night was the grandaddy. A 5.6 magnitude quake shook the motel so much it popped the door lock.
This is the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma. Luckily we are pretty far south of the center, but it was strong enough for me. It was followed by some tremors during the night. Oklahoma averages about 50 earthquakes a year, but in the last year had 1,047 of them! That’s some serious movement. Click here for a story about it.
Today I’m making my brother one of his favorites – spare ribs, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes. Tomorrow I return to Seattle.