All the dirt, news, culture and commentary for Oklahoma's second century.

Latest "Okie-quake" has folks, countryside, trembling
The latest quake, midday Sunday, was a 3.7 magnitude.
Fertile Ground Compost Service
Help support Red Dirt Report

OKLAHOMA CITY – At midday today, another earthquake struck
Lincoln County, Okla., this one reported as a magnitude 3.7. It was focused on
a rural area north of Highway 62 between the towns of Meeker and Prague.

This is the same area where last night’s 5.6 quake was
centered. It was the biggest in Oklahoma’s recorded history. Damage has been
reported in Prague and the town of Sparks and in other areas. Aftershocks and
reverberations from the quakes are being felt as far away as St. Louis, Mo.,
where a Red Dirt Report reader
informed us that last night’s whopper-of-a-quake as feeling like “a heavy
person was walking up our hallway.”

Red Dirt Report reported from Stillwater, Okla. late last night following the 5.6 that struck not far from that city.

YouTube researcher “Dutchsinse,” also based in St. Louis, is
monitoring the recent quakes here in central Oklahoma. Red Dirt Report is familiar with the epicenter near Prague and
Sparks and is going to the scene to conduct further investigation into the
quakes. Dutchsinse and others are so far speculating as to the cause of the
quakes right now and we thought it important to look into it ourselves. A report from the scene is forthcoming.

In the meantime, here is a video report covering the
aftermath from the quake in the community of Sparks.

Copyright 2011 West
Marie Media

Enjoy this? Please share it!

About the Author

Andrew W. Griffin

Editor & Owner.

Andrew W. Griffin received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from...

read more

Enjoy this? Please share it!

About Red Dirt Report

Red Dirt Report was launched July 4, 2007 as an independent news website covering all manner of news, culture, entertainment and lifestyle stories that affect and interest Oklahoma readers and readers outside of our state. Our mission is to educate, promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, government and politics. Our experienced journalists provided balanced in-depth coverage of news stories that affect Oklahomans. Our opinion/editorial stories come from a wide range of political view points. We carry out our mission by reporting, writing, and posting news and information. read more

Member of the Oklahoma Press Association
Member of Investigative Reporters & Editors
Member of Diversity Business Association
Member of Uptown 23rd
Rotary Club of Bricktown OKC
Keep it Local OK