I know this is an odd news post, but I wanted to record it as quickly as possible for posterity.
At 2255 hours 5 November 2011, a mild earthquake occurred in North Texas. I do not know where the epicenter was, but the quake lasted several seconds and I felt it distinctly swaying my slab-foundation log house.
It will be interesting to see how these observations square with official reports.
USGS reported the epicenter of the quake 21 miles north-northeast of Shawnee roughly 40 miles east of Oklahoma City with a depth of 3.1 miles.
A series of quakes, the largest a 4.8, shook the same area overnight Friday. Aftershocks of 3.4 and 2.7 were recorded at 2:27 a.m. and 2:44 a.m. Saturday.
The earthquakes occurred on a known fault line, the Oklahoma Geological Survey told Oklahoma’s NewsOn6.com.
–Don Zaidle, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Fish & Game