Very early this morning central Oklahoma was hit by three small earthquakes -- the largest of which registered at 4.7 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Luckily, no injuries or significant damage were reported. But that hasn't stopped the good people of Oklahoma -- as well as people in the surrounding Midwest states of Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri -- from acting like they just survived the natural disaster of the century. Check out how they're all making a big deal out of, well, nothing ..
Here's an Oklahoma police department dispatcher describing what the shaking felt like:
Oh, man. I’ve never felt anything like that in my life. It was the scariest thing. I had a police officer just come in and sit down and all the sudden the walls started shaking and the windows were rattling. It felt like the roof was going to come off the police department.
The "scariest thing?" Is he being for real? Over the summer in New York, I was lucky to survive a 5.8 earthquake (calmly, I might add) and let me tell you -- THAT was the scariest thing. But 4.7? C'mon, Oklahoma. That's kid's stuff.
But he's far from the only over-reacter in the Midwest. One television station reportedly received literally hundreds of emails from people who felt the quake And, if you listen to the news report in the clip below, you will hear the meteorologist go on and on about all the "damage" the earthquakes did including dry wall cracks, objects on shelves being knocked around and -- dear god no! -- picture frames falling off the walls. I wouldn't be surprised if these wimpy Midwesterners compiled their own collection of stunning photos of the earthquake's damage.
Of course, earthquakes in Oklahoma is sort of freak natural disaster, but that doesn't mean the people in Oklahoma need to completely freak out.
Did you feel the Oklahoma earthquake?
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