OKC residents clean up after earthquake

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Many Oklahomans woke Monday morning to shaking from a big earthquake.

The USGS reports a 4.2 earthquake hit Oklahoma at about 5:47 a.m. Monday.

More than a dozen earthquakes have been reported Monday, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

The 4.2 magnitude quake was reportedly centered just south of Northeast 122nd Street between Air Depot and Midwest Boulevard, but it was felt for miles.

While there was no major damage reported in our state, there were several people who found the earthquake did knock a few things out of place.

Radio Personality Jack Elliott found several things knocked around by the earthquake. He was at work already, but the earthquake woke his wife up.

He said, “My wife called me immediately because not only did she feel it but the alarm system went off.”

They weren’t the only ones dealing with a mess.

Sam Ahmadi, with Charly’s Country Cooking, said, “When I opened the door it was like we were in the middle of war. Everything was on the floor.”

At Charly’s, candle holders and pictures rattled their way off shelves and walls.

Ahmadi said, “It was rumbling. It was longer this time.”

Surveillance video from the Love’s at NE 122nd and I-35 shows the moment the quake hit.

In the video you can see the clerk looking around but remaining calm.

A little south of there, at the Steak and Catfish Barn, surveillance cameras were rolling as products on a high shelf started shaking around.

None of them fell, but the rattling goes on and on for several seconds.

Bob Warner, with the Steak and Catfish Barn, said, “I know with it rattling like that or shaking like that it had to be pretty good. A lot more than the two and threes we’ve been getting.”

Many residents are wondering why Oklahoma has had so many earthquakes lately.

Warner said, “I’d really like to know what’s causing it. I’ve lived around Oklahoma my whole life and we’ve never had earthquakes.”

Elliott said, “Twenty years ago if I were to look back I don’t remember earthquakes.”

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