Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011
Saturday’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake centered approximately 44 miles east of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma resulted in a number of damages to buildings, and thankfully, no reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the epicenter five miles northwest of Prague, Oklahoma. The earthquake occurred at 11:53 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 and was followed by numerous aftershocks. A magnitude 4.7 earthquake preceded the quake in the early afternoon.
Movement of the ground seldom is the actual cause injury or casualties during and after an earthquake. Most result from partial building collapses, falling objects and debris, like toppling chimneys, falling bricks, ceiling plaster, and light fixtures. Many of these conditions can be prevented by taking a few steps now to prepare.
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