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Sunday, November 06, 2011

God Speed Andy Rooney, Oklahoma Earthquake

Preview for Sunday 110611

God Speed to Andy Rooney. The Face of the news and 60 minutes from 1978 to 2011. He was loved by many, disliked by some. Known to Generations of people for his Humorous and sometimes Contentious Television Essays.

Think of Rooney what you like. Some didn't like his Politics. Some didn't like the fact he was an Atheist. But whatever your view of him, one HAS to respect him for his dedication and long service to the News Industry. Mr. Rooney died Friday night in a Hospital in New York City of Complications following minor Surgery. He was 92. May his Family have the peace and comfort they need in this time.

Hey folks,

Welcome to the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. I am of course your Provocateur of thought himself, Peter Carlock. How are you today? Me? Oh, I'm fine. Thanks for asking. If you want to be a part of the OPNTalk Blog, OR, just say Hi, the Email, as always, is opntalk@gmail.com. Really glad you stopped by today.

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Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to those in Oklahoma. According to Foxnews - Damage Reported After 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Oklahoma

SPARKS, Okla. – A 5.6 magnitude quake rocked Oklahoma late Saturday after a day of smaller quakes, leaving cracked buildings and a buckled highway but no major damage.

Unspecified damage to buildings located close to the quake's epicenter was reported by the Lincoln County Emergency Management department.

"Very significant damages are being reported in southern Lincoln County," the department posted on Facebook.

An emergency manager in Lincoln County later said U.S. 62, a highway in the region, had crumbled in places.

The reports in the late-night hours were sketchy and the extent of damages remained uncertain early Sunday. The quake was one of several to rattle the state Saturday, including a magnitude 4.7 earthquake that shook the same area early Saturday.

The quake could prove the most powerful on state record if the 5.6 reading reported by the U.S. Geological Survey stands. The seismic monitoring agency said the quake struck at 10:53 p.m. local time Saturday and was centered about 44 mile east-northeast of Oklahoma City. It had initially reported the temblor as a 5.2 magnitude quake.
It goes on to talk to some of the people that felt it, ETC. Then says this.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported from Golden, Colo., on its website that it monitored a 5.6 magnitude quake at 10:53 p.m. local time Saturday and said it was centered about 44 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City. It had initially reported the temblor as a 5.2 magnitude quake.

If the intensity of the Saturday night quake is confirmed, it would be the state's strongest on record. USGS records show that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck El Reno, just west of Oklahoma City, in 1952 and, before Oklahoma became a state in 1907, a quake of similar magnitude 5.5 struck in northeastern Indian Territory in 1882.

The Saturday night quake was felt as far away as Tennessee and Wisconsin, according to reports received by the USGS.
So basically what we are hearing is that they really will not know the extent of the damage until later today when the Sun comes up. To all involved, our thoughts and Prayers are with ya. We wish the best for all of you.

Going to fill my cup. Be right back. OH, By the Way, it is 4:33 am That's right. NOT 5:33 am If your clock is saying 5:33? You forgot to set your clocks back. Just like me. {Laughing}
Peter

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