It happened about two weeks ago. My weenies woke me and we were on the couch in the living room. At about 7:00am, the sound of a jet's engines began and the weenies started to bark. Then the shaking began. There was a whole lot of shaking going on. Unbelievable rockin' and rollin'. A 5.8 on the Richter scale. This time I knew what was happening. My first thought was that it was the New Madrid Fault rupturing. Last time that happened, it caused the mighty Mississippi River to run backwards. The last New Madrid quake was huge (7 or more) and occurred about 100 years ago. It is past due for a repeat and will be terrible.
Ours lasted for one minute, but seemed longer. I jumped up and ran to the back door to see what the lake out back was doing. It jiggled like a bowl of jello. As the shaking slowed, I heard the sound move away to the south then vanish. It was a trip.
I looked around the house for damage. They say look at the chimney as that will show damage first. I'm looking for cracks in sidewalks and patios and walls etc. A couple of days later, I noticed the overlapped wood on the chimney had fallen loose. Our rooftop is steep and with varied pitches; I don't know what you call it, but we (hubby, as I would have rolled off the roof in seconds) had to borrow a ladder tall enough to get up there and screw the wood down. Not much damage that I have found, but the town at the epicenter had lots of damage as did many houses in my city.
This quake was caused by greedy oil and gas czars, fracking our state to death. They dispose of the chemical filled water by-products from the drilling process deep underground, which has caused Oklahoma to have more quakes than California. A few years ago, we had two quakes. The last two years, in the thousands. The oil companies won't (with help from politicians and lobbyists) divulge what is in the noxious chemical mix, but groundwater and aquifers are being poisoned. I could go on, but won't. They did shut down some of the disposal wells, but that was after the fact.
Insurers will sell us quake insurance, not covered on homeowners policies, but the deductibles are 20% of the cost of the house. Can you imagine? I believe that this is just one of the reasons our country is facing such a political mess. The masses have had enough.