LUTHER, Okla. – Oklahomans all across the state got a rude awakening Tuesday morning; numerous earthquakes in just a few hours.
Three of them centered around the town of Luther.
Shane Mustard was asleep when he felt the quake.
“I was in bed and the whole house rattled,” he said. “It scared the bejesus out of me!”
Everett Wallace said he didn’t know it was an earthquake at first.
“I thought it was a tornado or a thunder storm rocking,” he said.
Luther was the epicenter of three of the biggest earthquakes.
A 4.3 quake hit just before 2 a.m., a 3.3 hit a few minutes later and then a 4.2 quake hit just after 5 A.M.
The quakes could be felt all over the state, as far north as Carney and as far south as Norman.
“My wife said it rattled a little bit after 2 o`clock,” Wallace said. “She said she felt that one much worse than the second one.”
With severe weather approaching and Mother Nature shaking things up, many residents said they believe it’s best to be prepared for anything.
“Only in Oklahoma,” Mustard said.
Thankfully, no injuries or major damages have been reported.
Here’s a breakdown of the quakes and magnitudes recorded by the US Geological Survey:
- 1:45 a.m. 3.0 4 miles SW of Chandler
- 1:56 a.m. 4.3 SSW of Wellston
- 2:15 a.m. 2.9 7 miles N of Paden
- 2:16 a.m. 3.3 4 miles SW of Wellston
- 5:16 a.m. 4.2 7 miles NE of Luther
- 12:07 p.m. 3.5 6 miles NE of Luther
- 4:03 p.m. 3.2 NW of Prague