I was sitting at my desk when we had a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. I’ve never felt anything like it. It was long, at least a minute I think. My computer was jumping up and down, and it felt like the vibration of a huge boom box right outside my office window. At some point, my front door, which is just outside my office door, sounded like something was coming through it. It was a sound I haven’t heard before. I ran to the bedroom calling my husband, and get this, he was standing by a chest holding my perfume bottles (on a little crystal tray) steady. As I ran to find him, I could hear glass in my sideboard and china cabinet rattle, and our grandfather clock, which hasn’t worked in years, chimed or the pendulums were just in agony and letting me know.
We had several earthquakes early this morning or maybe late last night, that were felt in Tulsa but I slept through them. My sister-in-law did not (she’s from California and has been through a few). At about 2 am today the 4.8 (I see the USGS has changed it to 3.6 4.7) woke her. This is becoming an unpleasant habit in my area.
The epicenter was at Sparks, Oklahoma, about 1-1/2 hours from my house.
Now I have to think about which door jamb in my house is the safest. I’ll be talking to my insurance agent on Monday. If the 5.6 holds at USGS, this will be the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma history.