Earthquakes ... Not Just For California Anymore
November 7, 2011 at 7:18 AM (PT)
The EAST COAST experienced an earthquake on AUGUST 23rd, and over the weekend, it was OKLAHOMA's turn when a 4.7 and then a 5.6 quake hit the SOONER state. RENDA BROADCASTING/TULSA OM JET BLACK told ALL ACCESS, "It was the largest earthquake in the state's history at 5.6 on the Richter scale, bypassing the previous record of 5.2 set in 1955. Extensive damage near the epicenter at SPARKS, OK, which is about 45 miles east of OKLAHOMA CITY."
"We definitely felt it in TULSA, even though the epicenter was about 60 miles away," BLACK continued. "We immediately jumped out of our SATURDAY night mix show and went straight to the air with calls from TULSA residents talking about the quake and its damage (and there was a little), but people were obviously rattled since there are less than five earthquakes on record in this state that have been 4.5 or greater -- three of which were in the last year -- two in the 24-hour period around the 5.6er on SATURDAY night."
BLACK noted, "It's the biggest topic of discussion around town TODAY and we're sure it will be all week, so we're doubling up on all of our prizes this week with Shakes from a 'fast food chain.' And we're working on getting some 'I survived the OKLAHOMA Quake 2011' T-shirts logo-ed with K-HITS from a local guy. Everyone else hasn't mentioned much about it, but we're live and local 24/7, people expect K-HITS to do something about it."