Yesterday afternoon I experienced my first Oklahoma earthquake!
Earthquakes have become fairly frequent Oklahoma drop in guests the past several years. I just have never seemed to have been in the right place at the right time to experience one firsthand before now. This time I did.
It was an earthquake with magnitude 4.5. It occurred near Crescent, OK at 1:18 p.m., but I definitely felt it in Tulsa.
I work nights, so I happened to be lying in bed perfectly still, but awake at 1:18 p.m. when it occurred. It startled me. The bed jarred rather abruptly. I thought the dog had jumped up on it. No dog. No nothing. But an eerie feeling that I’d just experienced an earthquake. Or a ghost. I’ll go with the earthquake. 🙂
The Oklahoma Geological Survey has determined that “the majority of recent earthquakes in central and north-central Oklahoma are very likely triggered by the injection of produced water in disposal wells”. Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” incites man-made seismic events.
This earthquake map can better illustrate it. The waste water disposal wells are depicted in purple in the above map. The 2015 year to date earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and higher are depicted in orange. See any correlation?
Man-made seismic activities. Hmmmm. That’s interesting. Could man’s evil, ungodly, or greedy ways be part of the beginning of the birth pangs that Mark speaks about? Earthquakes are predicted in end times. Our earthquake frequency has increased dramatically here in Oklahoma. We have even surpassed California to take the lead as the state with the most tremors.
If the thought of earthquakes alarms you, you might think again about end times. Now that is much more alarming to me. That’s not an area where I want to fall in any crack. Let’s all instead be jarred by Jesus! Out of complacency. Into the light Where we’ll find our firm foundation in shaky ground.
“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Love and laughter,