Earthquake rattles news studios, central Oklahoma, anchor’s reaction is priceless

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The 4.3 earthquake which struck at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday could be felt from Stillwater to Norman.

Neighbors in the Scissortail Landing neighborhood near Covell and Pennsylvania noticed a crack in the road grew.

Cathy Minson has been measuring the crack for five years and believes quakes and flooding cause it to grow.

County Commission maintenance workers confirm Minson’s suspicions.

It’s now four inches deep in some spots.

“Not only had it grown more in depth, but there was an area that is now sinking.” Minson said.

South Oklahoma City resident Debbie Hanes lives 30 miles away from the epicenter, and noticed many of her knick knacks fell over during the earthquake.

“They were all laying down. It shook it hard.” Hanes said. “It felt like a Mack truck going under my feet.”

Near the epicenter folks like Mark Uselton were reaching for the breakables.

“It was just like a boom, then 7,000 bottles going ch ch ch ch chhhh.” said Uselton. “My heart just stopped.”

Uselton is the owner of Liquor Station on the corner of Waterloo and Broadway in far north Oklahoma County.

Uselton’s 16 surveillance cameras recorded the moment of impact.

Three bottles of tequila wobbled off the shelf. Thankfully, they were among the cheapest sold at the liquor store.

“This was a 4.2, 4.3 if we get anything like a 5.0 just get out a mop and a rag. Clean it up and go back to work.” said Uselton.

Experts recommend calling your insurance agent if you think you might have quake damage.

Emily Sutton and Lacey Lett were on the air on KAUT broadcasting when the quake hit.


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