Are Earthquakes Responsible for Loud Rumbling Sounds in Oklahoma? – June 2013
An active follower informed me, that he heard and was shaken by a loud boom this morning, June 18 2013, at around 8:40 a.m in central Oklahoma. I found that a magnitude 2.9 earthquake actually stroke central Oklahoma at the same time. Coincidence? I do not think so since it has been proven that losts of these mystery booms are actually triggerred by low to very low magnitude earthquakes.
This same person also told me that he heard other booms within the last days… Searching around the web I just figured out that Oklahoma was very active these last days. Yesterday, a Mag 3.1 earthquake rattled central Oklahoma
Moreover, three earthquakes rattled Oklahoma last week-end during Father’s Day. The first earthquake took place in Jones shortly before 3 a.m. It was measured as 2.7 on the Richter scale. Jones is about 13 miles from the Greater Oklahoma City Metro area. It was about three miles deep. The second earthquake was near Boley. It occurred about 7 a.m. Like the first earthquake in Jones, the second earthquake was also three miles deep. It measured as a 2.8 on the Richter scale. Boley is about 60 miles east of the Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area. The third earthquake was also near Jones. Like the other two Father’s Day earthquakes, it was also about three miles deep. It was the largest earthquake of all three that struck central Oklahoma. It measured as a 3.2 on the Richter scale. That earthquake took place about 1 p.m.
Are some of these quakes responsible for the loud booms? These quakes indeed were all low magnitude quakes and near the center of Oklahoma State. If it turns out not to be the origin of the mystery booms, we can at least testify that Oklahoma is in a very ACTIVE SEISMIC PHASE!