Monday, November 07, 2011

More Shakin'...Rattlin'...and Rolling...


Well, we slept through another 4.0 earthquake between 3 and 4 AM this morning, then about 8:45 tonight we were sitting here digesting our Pizza Dinner and we had another one preliminarily reading 4.7 on the Richter Scale.

The 4.7 was noticeably less powerful than the earlier 5.6 because each increment on the Richter Scale is logarithmic and thus an increase of 1.0 offers an amplitude ten times larger and releases 31.6 (the square root of 1000) times as much energy in the process.

That said, we've had a 4.6 on Saturday morning, a 5.6 on Saturday night, a 4.0 on Monday morning, and now for good measure a 4.7 tonight...


OK, maybe it really doesn't work like that, but the executive summary is that we've apparently had 4 of the top five earthquakes in modern recorded Oklahoma history since I've been here over the past FOUR DAYS.

And now I have to go batten down the hatches because we have a line of severe thunderstorms moving this way out of the southwest from Oklahoma City.

Oh, and I have to pack to fly after work tomorrow to Houston, TX for a two day class returning Thursday night.

I hope my girls and house is still here when I get back.

Looks like it's going to be an interesting time here in the Midwest.

Regards Y'all...

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