Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Multiple earthquakes near Luther, Oklahoma on April 16, 2013

USGS has recorded at least two felt aftershocks in last 20 minutes. Last earthquake in Oklahoma was recorded at 07:16 UTC.
DR: More aftershocks are expected today. Feel free to add your experience with this earthquake in the comment section below. Thanks.

Kristi Hanna from Del City, OK:
Was sitting on couch and about 2:01 am heard a loud boom and the wall of our back home by the couch and window shook for a second. Sounded more like a bomb at the time and I called the Del City Police Dept (non emergency number but couldn't get an answer so I called Del City Fire Dept and they said they thought this was probably an Earthquake).
Holly Hair from Hall Park area Norman, OK: Heard a rumbling sound while lightly sleeping... Wondered why a train was coming through at 2 am...then a sudden jolt and rattle. Felt like I was back in California ( I born there and lived there until I was 30). Definitely an earthquake!
Cori Coty from Shawnee, OK:
At 1:56am there was a good jolt with the bed shaking and walls rattled. Then I noticed a large gust of wind outside afterwards. It was only about 2 seconds. I am from Alaska and use to earthquakes so thought I would just share this small experience I had here on Oklahoma.
Kaylee Provost from SW OKC:
I was asleep when all of a sudden my house got a huge jolt and started shaking. I thought we were being bombed but turns out it was and earthquake that was knocking things off of my shelves. Minutes later I felt the aftershock that also rocked my home.
Jessica Davis from Edmond, Oklahoma: About 2:00 AM I'm on the second floor of my building and there was a rough shake that lasted a good 5-7 seconds. Car alarms went off outside even. My bed shook and I shook on my bed. Didn't wake up my neighbor though, only everyone still awake felt it.
Cindy Sharpsharp from Edmond: I could seethe lamp move and cards hanging in my room vibrate. It was about 1:56 April 16, 2013. There was a sound and a feeling that got my attention first Then I noticed objects start to vibrate.
Paula Gunn from Edmond, Oklahoma: Around 2am I was awoken by a very strong shake that made the windows shake and shook my bed n bed posts strongly trimmer.
From Shawnee, OK: Very early hours of April 16, 2013 our house shook and rubbled. It caused a vibrating throughout the house that lasted about a minute.
Kyle Brooks from SW OKC: Talking with friends and the whole house just seemed like it shifted north.
From Moore, OK: Loud boom, house shook, very quick. Woke up baby and dog . Scared us !!

These are felt reports directly submitted to through felt report form. Feel free to add your experience with this earthquake in the comment section below. Thanks.

M 4.3 moderate earthquake shakes Oklahoma today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 11 km E of Luther and 27 km NE of Choctaw. It was 3.1 miles deep.

Following USGS Pager Map, moderate shaking will have felt by the people of Luther and Chandler. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Jones, Harrah, Meeker, Choctaw and Oklahoma city. People of Norman, Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Lawton will have felt weak shaking of MMI III.

Related post: Latest Oklahoma earthquake list 2013

06:56 UTC (local time Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 01:56 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
11 km (6 miles) E of Luther, Oklahoma
27 km (16 miles) NE of Choctaw, Oklahoma
37 km (22 miles) E of Edmond, Oklahoma
38 km (23 miles) SE of Guthrie, Oklahoma

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 16, 2013