A 4.5-magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state.
The shaking is increasingly commonplace in the state, so after the initial surprise, customers at a central Oklahoma restaurant returned their attention to an in-state college football rivalry game.
Marty Doepke, general manager of Pops Restaurant in Arcadia, said there was no damage at the restaurant that’s known for its selection of some 600 soft drinks – hundreds of which are displayed along shelves.
“It shook a bit, that’s for sure. Everybody just kind of stopped and looked around,” Doepke said. “Everybody almost automatically knew what it was and then went back to watching the Bedlam game” – Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
Viewers of the OU-OSU game could see the camera shaking during the earthquake, which coincided with Oklahoma State attempting and making a field goal.
The earthquake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and was about 5 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It struck at 12:10 p.m., the survey said.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said no injuries or damage were reported. A spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a phone call.